LeygrOld Norse Dictionary - leygr
Meaning of Old Norse word "leygr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- in., gen. leygjar and leygs, [akin to logi], a lowe, fire, flame, freq. in old poetry, singly as well as in compds, but never used in prose; esp. freq. in poët. circumlocutions of gold and weapons; báru-leygr, the waves’ beam = gold; arm-leygr, the flasb of the arm = a bracelet; und-leygr, the flash of a wound, of blood, of Odin, etc. = a weapon, see Lex. poët. leyg-för, f. a fire (Lat. incendium), Fms. ix. 533 (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚢᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.