Forn-yrði

Old Norse Dictionary - forn-yrði

Meaning of Old Norse word "forn-yrði" in English.

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

forn-yrði
n. old words or saws; an archaism; hulin foryrðin, Lil. 98. fornyrðis-lag or fornyrða-lag, n. a kind of old metre: this word is an απ. λεγ. in Edda lit., whence it has spread into mod. use, but it is better called kviðu-háttr: mod. an archaism.

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

Abbreviations used:

απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.
l.
line.
lit.
literally.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Lil.
Lilja. (A. III.)
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