LöðurrOld Norse Dictionary - löðurr
Meaning of Old Norse word "löðurr" (or lǫðurr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- löðurr (lǫðurr)
- or Loðurr, m. [cp. Germ. lodern], one of the names of Loki,—Loðurr is the Prometheus of the Northern mythology, see læ and óðr. Odin, Hænir, and Löðurr were the three gods who created Ask and Embla, Vsp.: vinr Löðurs, the friend of Löður, = Odin, Ht. (Hkr. i. 88).
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, löðurr may be more accurately written as lǫðurr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚦᚢᚱᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Hátta-tal. (C. I.)
- Völuspá. (A. I.)