ÞjóðannOld Norse Dictionary - þjóðann
Meaning of Old Norse word "þjóðann" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
þjóðann Old Norse word can mean:
- m. [Ulf. renders βασιλεύς by þjûdans; A. S. þeoden; Hel. thiudan; cp. Ulf. þjudinassus and þjudan-gardi = βασίλεια, þjudanôn = βασιλεύειν]:—a king, the ruler of a þjóð (þjuda); the word is only used in poetS. In the remotest times each tribe or shire had a special king or ruler (fylkir); then in later times they formed a league under one king; and þjóðann and þjóð-konungr (q. v.) seem to be the words denoting such a king, konungr being the general popular name; vinr þjóðans, Ad. 11; Gotna þ., Akv. 21; þjóðans sonr, 22: þjóðans rekkar, Gkv. 1. 18; þjóðans synir, FmS. iii. (in a verse).
- 2. in the old Hm. a good, a great man; þjóðans barn, Hm. 14; þjóðans kona, 149; þing ok þjóðans mál, 116.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚢᚦᛅᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Arinbjarnar-drápa. (A. III.)
- Atla-kviða. (A. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
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