YnglingrOld Norse Dictionary - ynglingr
Meaning of Old Norse word "ynglingr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
ynglingr Old Norse word can mean:
- m., mod. unglingr, [Dan. yngling; Germ. jüngling], a young person, youth, Karl. 152.
- II. prob. from a different root, the pr. name of a mythical family, believed to be descended from Odin, to which the kings of Norway traced back their pedigree, Edda, Hdl., Hkr. i. 16, 24, Íb. (fine); Ynglinga tal, the pedigree of the. Ynglings, a poem, Hkr. i; see List of Authors: Ynglinga-saga, the Saga of the Y., see Hkr. (the name of this Saga is not found in old vellums; in Hkr. (pref.) it is called ‘æfi Ynglinga;’ cp. the Ingaevones of Tacitus).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚾᚴᛚᛁᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hyndlu-ljóð. (A. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Íslendinga-bók. (D. I.)
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