Temja

Old Norse Dictionary - temja

Meaning of Old Norse word "temja" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

temja Old Norse word can mean:

temja
tem, pret. tamði; subj. temði; imperat. tem, temdú; part. tamiðr, tamðr, taminn: [Ulf. tamjan = δαμαν; A. S. tamjan; Engl. tame; O. H. G. zemen; Germ. zähmen; Dan. tæmme; Swed. támja; Lat. domare; Gr. δαμαν]:—to tame, break, of a steed; vel taminn, ílla taminn; öxn nam at temja, Rm. 19; tams vendi ek þik drep, en ek þik t. mun, Skm. 26; t. sterkustu flugdreka, SkS.; Kjalarr tamði mara, Skálda (in a verse); hross ú-tamit … hrossit ú-tamda, Sd. 177; ó-tömðum, Stj. 94.
temja
2. temja e-n við e-t, to break or train one with a thing; t. sik við íþróttir, Hkr. iii. 283; hann átti hrafna tvá er hann hafði tamit við mál, i. 11; völðu menn at afli ok tömðu við skaplyndi sitt, Eg. 84; t. sik við hesta, Stj. 409; lítt hefi ek tamit mik til leika, Ld. 196; tem þik til, hversu …, SkS. 371: t. sér e-t, to exercise; t. sér leika, Konr.; t. sér iþróttir, id.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛘᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Gr.
Greek.
imperat.
imperative.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
part.
participle.
pret.
preterite.
S.
Saga.
subj.
subjunctive.
Swed.
Swedish.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation

Works & Authors cited:

Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
Skm.
Skírnis-mál. (A. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Konr.
Konráðs Saga. (G. III.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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