HeyrnOld Norse Dictionary - heyrn
Meaning of Old Norse word "heyrn" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
heyrn Old Norse word can mean:
- f. hearing:
- 1. the sense of hearing, 623. 57; heyrn, sýn, Grág. ii. 16, Eluc. 54; mál, sýn, heyrn, Fms. i. 97, n. T., Pass. 32. 4, 41. 10, passim.
- COMPDS: heyrnar-daufr, -lítill, adj. rather deaf, hard of hearing. heyrnar-lauss, adj. ‘hearing-less,’ deaf. heyrnar-leysi, n. deafness.
- 2. hearing; sumt ritaði hann eptir sjálfs síns heyrn eðr syn, something he wrote from his own hearing or sight, Fms. vii. 226.
- β. í heyrn e-m, in one’s hearing, Stj. 689, Bjarn. 33, 43, Fms. xi. 287; á-heyrn, q. v.
- 3. metaph. ears, as it seems = hlust; eyra is properly the outer ear, heyrn and hlust the inner part; heyrn eða hlust, Edda (Arna-Magn.) ii. 430; hneigja heyrn at e-u, to incline the ears to, Lb. 3; heyrn er þeim hægri sljó, Pass. 7. 12.
- COMPDS: heyrnagnípur, heyrnaspann.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚢᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Elucidarium. (F. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- N. T.
- New Testament.
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
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