GimOld Norse Dictionary - gim
Meaning of Old Norse word "gim" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
gim Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [in A. S. gim is masc., and so it seems to be used in Vkv. 5; A. S. gim from Lat. gemma]:—in poetry a gem, a jewel; the sun is called fagr-gim, the fair gem; gims gerðr, a lady, Lex. Poët.
- 2. in poets metaph. fire, Edda (Gl.): never used in prose.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛘ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
- Völundar-kviða. (A. II.)
- Edda. (C. I.)