Þreyja

Old Norse Dictionary - þreyja

Meaning of Old Norse word "þreyja" in English.

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

þreyja Old Norse word can mean:

þreyja
pres. þrey, þreyr, mod. þreyi, þreyir; pret. þreyði; [A. S. þrowjan; cp. the Engl. subst. throe]:—to feel for, desire, yearn after; enn inn átta (viz. vetr) allan þáðu, Vkv.; löng er nótt … hve um þreyja’k þrjár, Skm. 42; ek þrey um aldr, FmS. v. 231 (in a verse); ekki þreyr ek at þeim þegni, I long not for him, FaS. ii. 336; þreyja eptir einni konu, Ísl. ii. 250 (Cod. B, þrá Cod. A); ey þreyjandi, ever panting, Hdl. 46.
þreyja
2. to wait patiently, endure; in which sense the word is still used, e. g. þrey, þol og líð, bið, vona og bíð, bölið fær góðan enda, Hallgr.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Cod.
Codex.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
pres.
present.
pret.
preterite.
S.
Saga.
subst.
substantive.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
viz.
namely.
e. g.
exempli gratia.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hdl.
Hyndlu-ljóð. (A. II.)
Skm.
Skírnis-mál. (A. I.)
Vkv.
Völundar-kviða. (A. II.)
Hallgr.
Hallgrímr Pétrsson.
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