GreiðrOld Norse Dictionary - greiðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "greiðr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. [cp. North. E. gradely], ready, free; vísa e-m á greiða götu, to lead one in the straight path, Fms. i. 304; lá honum þat greitt fyrir, it was ready at hand, Fær. 257; verða má, at leiðin verði eigi svá greið sem þeir ætla, that the passage will not be so free as they think, Sturl. i. 18: as adv., skip þat fór greitt, that ship speedeth well, Clem. 38; it greizta, 45; hit greiðasta, straight, with good speed, Fms. i, 292; hann er góðr ok greiðr (expedite) við alla sína nágranna, Band. 3; g. ok góðviljugr, D. N. i. 88; úgreiðr, unready, entangled.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚱᛁᛁᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- North. E.
- Northern English.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
- Clements Saga. (F. III.)
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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