ÞausnOld Norse Dictionary - þausn
Meaning of Old Norse word "þausn" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. [cp. þysja, þeysa, þyss], a bustle, wild fray, mélée; margar þausnir ok þrætur, Róm. 290; nær var ek þausnum þeira, I was present at their fray, Sighvat; var nú eigi þausna-laust, there was no little bustle, Fas. iii. 229; þat má kalla þausnar-vers, þrjátigi at honum ganga, that may be called a hurly-burly song, Skiða R.: in mod. usage the word remains in þjösnast, að, to chafe, rage, rave wildly; and þjösna-legr, adj. coarse, raving: þjösna-skapr, m. coarseness, ravings. From this same root, we believe, comes the mod. Norse ‘tausa,’ Dan. tös, = a romping girl, (from þausa, u, f.?)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛅᚢᛋᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Rómverja Saga. (E. II.)
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