As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
stirðna Old Norse word can mean:
- að, to become stiff, Greg. 67, Fms. iii. 129, Eb. 220; stirðnaðr ok dauðr, Fær. 269; stirðnat lík, Fms. viii. 232, freq. in old and mod. usage.
- 2. metaph. to become severe; tók veðrit at stirðna, Grett. 86 A; þá stirðnaði (styrmdi?) á fyrir þeim, it grew rough, 125 A; of the temper, þeir tóku mjök at s. við hann, Fms. xi. 245.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᛁᚱᚦᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Gregory. (F. II.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.