Læri-sveinnOld Norse Dictionary - læri-sveinn
Meaning of Old Norse word "læri-sveinn" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
læri-sveinn Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. m. a ‘lore-swain,’ disciple, FmS. i. 134, Gþl. 40; Eyjólfr virði Þorlák mest allra sinna lærisveina, BS. i. 91, and passim in the N. T. (the disciples of Christ), Vídal., PasS.: freq. in mod. usage = schoolboy.
- 2. this word is a translation of A. S. leorning-cniht, a word used in Ælfric’s English at the time when Christianity was transported from England to Norway and Iceland; at a still earlier time the English rendered ‘discipulus’ by ‘þegn’ (Gregory’s Pastoral Care).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚱᛁ-ᛋᚢᛁᛁᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- A. S.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- N. T.
- New Testament.