ReyrrOld Norse Dictionary - reyrr
Meaning of Old Norse word "reyrr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
reyrr Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. m., gen. reyrar, and later reyrs, dat. reyri, Hm. 95; [Ulf. raus = κάλαμος; O. H. G. rôr; Germ. rohr; Swed.-Dan. rör]:—the common reed, Lat. arundo, Edda (Gl.); er ek í reyri sat, Hm. l. c.; hólmi reyri vaxinn, … felit ér yðr þer í reyrinum, Fms. i. 71: used for thatching, þakt reyr eðr hálmi, vi. 153; en roknu reyr, the reeky reeds, Orkn. (in a verse): poët., reyrar-leggr, a reed-stalk, a cane (?), Edda (in a verse); hólm-reyrr, ‘holm-reed’ = a snake, id.; öl-reyrr, ‘ale-reed’ = a drinking-horn (?), Bjarn. 24 (in a verse); dal-reyrr, the ‘dale-reed’ = a snake, Ísl. ii. 353 (in a verse); or better dal-reyðr, ‘dale-trout.’
- 2. m. [Swed. rör; cp. also hreysi and hrörr, for an h seems to belong to the word, which has been lost in the Swed.]:—a heap of stones, a cairn (= dys); in the old Swed. law rör is a set of mark-stones, þar ær rör sum fæm stenær æru, Schlyter, see the remarks s. v. lyritr; and in the allit. phrase, rå eða rör; it remains in the poët. reyr-þvengr, rör-thong = a snake, Edda (in a verse); as also in Swed. and Norse local names, Yngva-reyr, the cairn of Y., Ýt. 6; Tryggva-reyrr, the cairn of Tryggvi, Fms. i. 60. ☞ The comparison with hrörligr, hrör, hrörna, hreysi (q. v.) seems conclusive that an initial h has been dropped, and that the second r stands for s.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᚢᚱᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- l. c.
- loco citato.
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
- alliteration, alliterative.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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