NiptOld Norse Dictionary - nipt
Meaning of Old Norse word "nipt" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f., acc. nipti, as if from niptr, Hkv. 2. 28, [nefi]:—a female relative, Edda (Gl.): a sister, ek hefi nauðigr nipti grætta, Hkv. 2. 28; nipt ok dísi nú mun ek telja, Edda (Gl.); nipt Nara = Hel, Höfuðl. 9, cp. Edda 18; Njörfa nipt, id., Stor. 24; nipt Nera, of a weird sister, Hkv. 1. 4; nipt Tveggia bága (= the sister of Fenrir = Hela) Stor. 24: a daughter, heil Nótt ok nipt, hail Night and daughter = the Earth, Sdm. 3, see Edda 7: a niece, Freys nipt, the niece of Frey, i. e. Hnoss, the daughter of Frey’s sister Freyja, Edda (in a verse):—of a nun, as it seems, Sighvat (in a verse):—hlað-nipt, see hlað.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᛒᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Höfuðlausn. (A. III.)
- Sigrdrífu-mál. (A. II.)
- Sona-torrek. (A. III.)
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