As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f., the gen. iðjar, Hkr. ii. 227, points to a root iði; [this root word with derivatives, which in cognate languages is of rare occurrence, seems prop. to mean a perpetual motion, cp. Swed. and poët. Dan. id]:—a doing; orð ok iðir, words and deeds, Nj. (in a verse); ymissar iðir, Sighvat; leyfð ið, id.; tregnar iðir, sorrows, tears, Hðm. 1; þjóð veit þínar iðir, thy feats, Edda (in a verse); því verðr eigi til iðjar né verðs haldit, it can neither be worked nor sold, Hkr. l. c.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚦ
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
- l. c.
- loco citato.
- proper, properly.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hamðis-mál. (A. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)