Áðr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - áðr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "áðr" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

áðr Old Icelandic word can mean:

áðr
adv.
áðr
1) already (ek hef áðr ráðit brullaup Mitt);
áðr
2) before, heretofore; litlu (löngu) á., a little while (long) before;
áðr
3) = áðr en, previous to the time when, before, ere; þeir höfðu skamma hríð setið á. þar kom Gunnhildr, they had sat but a short while before G. came; dóu margir á. þeir kœmi til fyrirheitsjarðar, before they came to the land of promise;
áðr
4) until, till (þat var svipstund ein á. stofan brann);
áðr
5) sem á., nevertheless, for all that (hón bað hann þat eigi gera, en hann tekr hana sem á.).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚦᚱ

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
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