ÖngurOld Norse Dictionary - öngur
Meaning of Old Norse word "öngur" (or ǫngur) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- öngur (ǫngur)
- f. pl. straits; aldri fyrr kom hann ór þvílíkum öngum, Karl. 196; hann þóttisk ór öngum aka, Bjarn. 52; ór löngum muns öngum, out of long anxiety of mind, anguish, Hallfred: so in the mod. phrase, vera í öngum sínum, to be depressed in mind.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, öngur may be more accurately written as ǫngur.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚾᚴᚢᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)