RýjaOld Norse Dictionary - rýja
Meaning of Old Norse word "rýja" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- rý, rúði or rýði, part. rúinn, [Scot. roo], prop. to pluck the wool off sheep instead of shearing, as is still done in Icel.; rýja gemlinga, Sd. 155; hann görði Loptr rúinn, L. pulled it off, of a twig, Fsm.: the word is freq. in mod. usage, metaph., hnígr þá úr höndum mér, harpan strengja rúin, the harp stripped of its cords, Núm. (fine); ó-rúinn, unplucked.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᚢᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- proper, properly.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fjölsvinns-mál. (A. II.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)