ÞýðverskrOld Norse Dictionary - þýðverskr
Meaning of Old Norse word "þýðverskr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj., but better Þýðerskr, often spelt Þyeskr; the v and r are due to a wrong notion as to its origin, as if it came from -verjar (= men) instead of the inflex. iskr, as is seen from the German form; [O. H. G. Diutisc; mid.H. G. Diutisch, Tiusch; low Lat. Theotiscus; Hel. Thiudisk; mod. Germ. Teutsch, Deutsch; Engl. Dutch; these forms shew that v and r are in the Norse wrongly inserted; the old Icel. word was evidently borrowed from the Germ. through the trading people, perhaps in the 11th or 12th century; it does not therefore appear in a genuine Norse form, for then the inflexive iskr should have been assimilated to the preceding root word, so forming a monosyllable; the mod. form Þýzkr is in this respect correct; the root word is Goth. þiuda = þjóð, see Grimm’s Dict. s. v. ii. 1043; in Ulf. þiuþisko = ἐθνικως]:—German; Þýðerskir menn (Þýðverskir, Þýverskir, Þýðskir, v. l.), Fms. v.ii. 248; Vindum ok Þýðeskum mönnum, x. 45, v. l.; Þýðerska menn, 47; en Þýðeskir menn segja, Fas. i. 332; Þýverskir, Fb. i. 355. l. c.; Þýveskr, Ann. 1342 C; svá segir í kvœðum Þýðærskum, Þiðr. 304; frá sögn Þýðærskra manna, 334; Þýðeskum kvæðum, 231, 330, 352; Þýðeskra manna sögur, 180; í Þýðersk tunga, 1, 302, 304.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᚦᚢᛁᚱᛋᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- l. c.
- loco citato.
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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