GjallrOld Norse Dictionary - gjallr
Meaning of Old Norse word "gjallr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
gjallr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj., also spelt gallr, ringing, poët. epithet of gold, a shield, weapon, horn, Fs. 111 (in a verse), Vsp. 42, Haustl. 1, Fm. 9, 20; gallir geirar, Ó. H. 23: of a person weeping, Skv. 3. 33: as the word is rare and obsolete, esp. in the form gallr, transcribers and editors have in some passages wrongly put the well-known gamlir (old) where that word yields no sense, as in Vsp. l. c., Ó. H. l. c.
- 2. as subst., the sea, a sword, shield are called gjallr, the resounding, Edda (Gl.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛅᛚᛚᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- l. c.
- loco citato.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fafnis-mál. (A. II.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Haustlöng. (A. I.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
- Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
- Völuspá. (A. I.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
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