ReifrOld Norse Dictionary - reifr
Meaning of Old Norse word "reifr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. glad, cheerful; gladr ok reifr, Hm. 14; heima glaðr ok við gesti reifr, 102; er Guðmundr reifr við þá ok veitir þeim stórmannliga, Ísl. ii. 388; reifr gékk herr und hlífar, Edda (in a verse); bjór-r., cheerful from wine, Ls. 18; hug-r., joyful of heart, Hallfred; böð-r., gunn-r., her-r., hjaldr-r., ‘war-glad,’ Lex. Poët., a standing epithet of a warrior, which reminds of Tacitus’ ‘Germani, laeta bello gens.’
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᛁᚠᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
- Loka-senna. (A. I.)
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