LarðrOld Norse Dictionary - larðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "larðr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [from Fr. and Engl. lard], lard, fat: in the phrase, e-m sígr larðr (cp. e-m sígr kviðr), one’s stomach sinks, one is worn out, (vulgar.) In Hrafnagaldr 23 the sun is poët. called Fenris fóðr-larðr = the ‘wolf’s lard,’ the bait, the prey of the wolf, according to the tale in Edda of the wolf (Fenrir) running after the sun (Edda 7) and trying to swallow him. This poem however cannot be ancient, for this French word prob. came to Iceland through the English trade of the 15th century. The explanation given in Fél. x. 10 is erroneous.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.