GeisliOld Norse Dictionary - geisli
Meaning of Old Norse word "geisli" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
geisli Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m.
- 1. prop. a beam, staff, = geisl; but only used,
- 2. metaph. a beam, ray, of the sun, Rb. 472, Fas. i. 516, Hkv. 1. 15, Hom. 128; sólar-g., a sun-beam; ár-g., morning-beam, poët.: the eye is called brá-geisli, brow-beam, Korm. Geisla-dagr, m. ‘Beam-day;’ it is prob. a rendering of Epiphany, though it is not used of that very day, which is called Þrettándi, but of the seventh day after, viz. the 13th of January.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛁᛋᛚᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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