For-ynja

Old Norse Dictionary - for-ynja

Meaning of Old Norse word "for-ynja" in English.

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

for-ynja Old Norse word can mean:

for-ynja
u, f. an appearance or foreboding: hygg ek at þetta sé f. þín, Fb. i. 67; nú hygg ek at þetta beri þína forynju, ok sér þú svikinn, Ó. T. 3; f. eðr fyrirfari hinnar fremri tignar, Bs. i. 682.
for-ynja
β. a spectre, Germ. scheusal; þegi þú yfir þeim, f. (thou monster!), Ld. 326, v. l.; and so in mod. usage.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Ó. T.
Ólafs Saga Tryggvasonar. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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