ÞungligaOld Norse Dictionary - þungliga
Meaning of Old Norse word "þungliga" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adv. heavily, opp. to léttliga, mostly used metaph.; vera þ. haldinn, sorely oppressed, from illness, Eg. 565; e-m líkar e-t þ., Ld. 72; hann tók þessu þ., Nj. 49; hans mál mun þ. til lykta leiða, will have a heavy end, will come to grief at last, Fms. vi. 278; þungligar er til farit, herra, the case is heavier than that, my lord, vii. 104.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᚾᚴᛚᛁᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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