As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. pl. = Ember-days, corrupted from tempora (i. e. quatuor tempora), the seasons set apart for Ordination (as is seen more plainly in the Dan. Tamper-dage), K. Þ. K., K. Á., Rb., n. G. l. passim: Imbru-dægr, n. = imbrudagar, Fms. viii. 356: Imbru-nátt, f. Ember-night, K. Þ. K.: Imbru-vika, u, f. Ember-week, D. n. The word was no doubt borrowed from the English along with the eccl. rule; but the etymology was lost, so that the ancients derive it from Lat. imber, see Lex. Poët. (pref.), or even trace it to an old woman called Imbra.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛘᛒᚱᚢ-ᛏᛅᚴᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- K. Á.
- Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
- K. Þ. K.
- Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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