GrunrOld Norse Dictionary - grunr
Meaning of Old Norse word "grunr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m., pl. ir, [the forms grundr (q. v.) and grunda (q. v.) seem to indicate a double final, viz. grunnr and grunna; as to the sense, suspicion may be metaph. derived from a shoal or ground, and grunr may be akin to grunn, grunnr; else phrases such as grafa grun could scarcely be explained: no special word answering to grunr appears in the Saxon or Germ.]:—suspicion, Grág. i. 263, Ld. 262, Lv. 21, Fms. i. 58, ii. 87, x. 335, Hkr. ii. 267: the phrase, grafa grun á um e-t, to ‘dig the ground’ for a thing, to suspect, Bs. i. 871.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚱᚢᚾᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
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