Nunna

Old Norse Dictionary - nunna

Meaning of Old Norse word "nunna" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

nunna
að (?), [akin to nenna (q. v.), referring to a lost strong verb, ninna, nann, nunninn]:—to do, pursue; oss nunnask skil (thus, not numnast), our subject is pursued, i. e. our song proceeds, Fms. ii. 289 (in a verse, Hkr., O. T. ch. 97): freq. in later poets, at læra þetta ok kunna, ok ekki annað nunna, to learn this and know, and study nothing but that, Vísna-bók, Ed. 1612, Hugvekju Sálm. 15. 4, 42. 3, see Nj. the Lat. Ed. p. 247, in the foot-note a.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᚢᚾᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
i. e.
id est.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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