Jung-frúOld Norse Dictionary - jung-frú
Meaning of Old Norse word "jung-frú" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f., junk-frú, FmS. x. 86, v. l.; jung-frúva, Mork. 14; whence the mod. jóm-frú, Dan. jomfru; both words are foreign and derived from Germ. jungfrau, as is shewn by the initial j; the word however appears in the 13th century, mostly in the sense of a princess, esp. those of foreign birth, as in FmS. vi. 59, 132, of a Saxon and Russian princess; but also jungfrú Margrét, of a daughter of Skúli hertogi, ix. 292, 412; jungfrú Kristín, 220, of an earl’s daughter; but esp. in the Hák. S. Gamla (FmS. ix, x), passim: of the Virgin Mary, Dipl. ii. 14, B. K. 83. jungfrú-aldr, m. maiden age, time of maidenhood, Stj.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚢᚾᚴ-ᚠᚱᚢ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- B. K.
- Björgynjar Kálfskinn. (J. II.)
- Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hák. S.
- Hákonar Saga. (E. I.)
- Morkinskinna. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)