Odda-maðr

Old Norse Dictionary - odda-maðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "odda-maðr" in English.

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

odda-maðr
m. [Dan. op-mand, qs. ‘odd-mand’]:—the third man, who gives the casting vote, the odd man (third, fifth …): as in the saying, oddamaðr er opt inn þriði, | jafntrúr skal sá beggja liði, Mkv.; hvart sem tveir megu eða fleiri göra sátt, enda verða þeir eigi ásáttir, þá er rétt at þeir taki sér oddamann, Grág. i. 485; þeir skyldi sjálfir semja sættir sínar, en Rafn vera oddamaðr, ef þá skildi á Sturl. iii. 179.

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

Abbreviations used:

Dan.
Danish.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
qs.
quasi.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Mkv.
Málshátta-kvæði. (A. III.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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