ReiðrOld Norse Dictionary - reiðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "reiðr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
reiðr Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. adj. [ríða], passable on horseback, of a ford, river; var þar reitt at fjörum en eigi at flóðum, Sturl. iii. 33, v. l.; ó-reiðr, impassable on horseback; görði ána úreiða, Bs. 1. 138; hón var óreið, 54, Nj. 63: of weather, fit for travelling, það er ekki reitt veðr; óreitt fyrir stormi, etc.
- 2. adj. ready, clear; allr herr gékk reiðr (thus, not = vreiðr) at Rögnis skeiði, all the host went ‘ready,’ straight towards the sea, Bragi; kömr hann eigi til skips áðr en reiðr (sic) sé rudd, before the ship is made ready for sea (?), N. G. l. i. 335: the word is rare in old writers; mod., hafa e-ð á reiðum höndum, to have ready at hand.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᛁᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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