PapiOld Norse Dictionary - papi
Meaning of Old Norse word "papi" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
papi Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m. [Lat. papa; Gr. πάππα; cp. early Swed. pæplinger, whence mod. Swed. pebling and Peblinge-söe near Copenhagen; Germ. pfäfflein]:—a pope, priest; the Irish anchorites were esp. called Papar; traces of such anchorites at the first arrival of the Northmen were found in the east of Icel.; þá vóru hér menn Kristnir þeir es Norðmenn kalla Papa, Jb. ch. 1, Landn. (pref.) These ‘monks of the west’ had sought this remote desert island in order to shun all intercourse with men, and when the heathen Northmen came to Iceland, the Papas left it; the statement of Ari Fróði in the Landnáma is confirmed by the book of the Irish monk Dicuil (De Mensurâ Orbis), Ed. Paris, 1807. From these Papas are derived some local names, Pap-ey, Papýli, Pap-óss, Papa-fjörðr, map of Icel., Landn. Papeyjar-buxur, f. pl. a kind of wizard breeches, money breeches, see Maurer’s Volks.
- 2. the pope, Landn. 18.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᛒᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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