As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [Dan. ny], the ‘new’ of the moon, whereby the ancients seem to have meant the waxing or even the full moon, for the new moon was called nið, q. v.; and ný and nið (q. v.) are used alliteratively as terms opp. to one another; in the Rb., however, the translator of the Latin originals seems in a few instances to have rendered the Latin novilunium by ný: allit., ný ok nið, Vþm. 25, Edda 7, 96; um ný hit næsta ok niðar, n. G. L. i. 29, see nýlýsi below; með nýi hverju, 732. 1; verða þá misgöng at nýi meiri en áðr, ok þá gengr ný sem hæst, Rb. 478.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᚢ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- alliteration, alliterative.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
- Vafþrúðnis-mál. (A. I.)