Heim-dalrOld Norse Dictionary - heim-dalr
Meaning of Old Norse word "heim-dalr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
heim-dalr Old Norse word can mean:
- m., with single l, not Heimdallr, as shewn from the gen. -dalar, not -dalls; a later form used in the Rímur was Heimdæl-l, Þrymlur 1. 8:—the god Heimdal, Edda, whence the poem Heimdalar-galdr, m. id. The etymology has not been made out: Heimdal was the heavenly watchman in the old mythology, answering to St. Peter in the medieval legends; respecting him vide Edda 17 (Sksm.) and passim, Gm. 13: he was also regarded as the father and founder of the different classes of mankind, see Rm. and Vsp. 1,—meiri ok minni mögu Heimdalar, the higher and lower sons of H., i. e. all men.
- II. a ram in Edda (Gl.) is called heimdali.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛁᛘ-ᛏᛅᛚᚱ
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
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
- Rígsmál. (A. II.)
- Skáldskapar-mál. (C. I.)
- Völuspá. (A. I.)