HræddrOld Norse Dictionary - hræddr
Meaning of Old Norse word "hræddr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. (prop. a participle, like Old Engl. adred), afraid, frightened, timid, Nj. 105, Sd. 144, Fms. vi. 118; manna hræddastr, i. 216; h. við e-t, frightened at a thing, Nj. 205; vera h. um e-t, to fear, be alarmed about a thing, Fms. vii. 156, x. 18: it seems to be used as a subst. in Al. 32, Fas. ii. 531; ú-hræddr, fearless.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚱᛅᛏᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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