Frænda-skömmOld Norse Dictionary - frænda-skömm
Meaning of Old Norse word "frænda-skömm" (or frænda-skǫmm) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- frænda-skömm (frænda-skǫmm)
- f. a shame to (or within) one’s family; kallaði slíka menn helzt mega heita f., Sturl. i. 13; því at Kristnin var þá kölluð f., Bs. i. 11,—in the last interesting passage it seems to mean such a disgrace that one was thereby expelled out of the family, cp. Fms. i. 285.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, frænda-skömm may be more accurately written as frænda-skǫmm.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛅᚾᛏᛅ-ᛋᚴᚢᛘᛘ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)