RímaOld Norse Dictionary - ríma
Meaning of Old Norse word "ríma" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
ríma Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f., gen. rímna, a rhyme, lay, ballad, and in plur. rímur, an epic consisting of many lays; ríma is the name for the epical paraphrases, which first appear in Icel. about the middle of the 14th century; the Olafs-ríma, Fb. i. 8 sqq., being the first specimen preserved; then Völsungs-rímur, Skíða-ríma, Skáld-Helga-rímur, and then very many others; for almost every Icel. Saga or Romance has been turned into such lays, even the historical books of the Bible.
- COMPDS: rímnabók, rímnaskáld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᛘᛅ
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:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
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