Fjón

Old Norse Dictionary - fjón

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjón" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

fjón
f. [fjá], hatred; an obsolete word, occurs in old prose in the phrase, reka e-n fjónum, to persecute, Ver. 29, Rb. 388; or else in poetry, leggja fjón á e-n, to hate one, Hallfred: in pl., konungs f., the king’s wrath, Ad. 11; vekja f., to stir up quarrels, Sl. 76, vide Lex. Poët.; guð-fjón, an abomination, that which drives the gods away, Fbr. (in a verse): mod. poets use a verb fjóna, að, to hate (Bjarn. 67, 122), probably misled by the corrupt passage in Sl. 27.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᚢᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Ad.
Arinbjarnar-drápa. (A. III.)
Bjarn.
Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Sl.
Sólarljóð. (A. III.)
Ver.
Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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