HeimOld Norse Dictionary - heim
Meaning of Old Norse word "heim" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
heim Old Norse word can mean:
- adv. (prop. an acc. of heimr), home, homewards, Lat. domum, Nj. 4, 11, Fms. i. 51, Hrafn. 20; fara heim, to return home, Bs. i. 337; síðan fóru þau heim á leið, id.; en er hón var komin náliga heim, 341, and in endless phrases.
- 2. in phrases as, bjóða e-m heim, to bid one to a feast, heimboð; sækja e-n heim, to visit, attack one, in a hostile sense, passim: bæta heim fyrir sér, to make for one’s soul’s weal, Fms. iv. 63.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛁᛘ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- proper, properly.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hrafnkels Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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