Aldr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - aldr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "aldr" in English.

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

aldr Old Icelandic word can mean:

aldr
(gen. ~s), m.
aldr
1) age, life-time;
aldr
sautján vetra at ~i, seventeen years of age;
aldr
ungr at ~i, young;
aldr
á ungum ~i, in (one’s) youth;
aldr
á gamals ~i, in (one’s) old age;
aldr
hniginn at ~i, in the decline of life;
aldr
hniginn á efra ~, stricken in years;
aldr
á léttasta ~i, in the prime of life;
aldr
lifa langan ~, to enjoy a long life;
aldr
nema, ræna e-n ~i, to take one’s life;
aldr
týna (slíta) ~i, to lose one’s life;
aldr
2) old age;
aldr
vera við ~, to be up in years;
aldr
~i farinn or orpinn, very old;
aldr
3) long period, age (eptir marga vetr ok mikinn ~);
aldr
allan ~, through all time, always;
aldr
of ~, um ~ (ok æfi), for ever and ever;
aldr
after a negation, ever (þvílíka gersemi höfum vér eigi sét um ~);
aldr
hverr um ~ var svá djarfr, who ever was so bold?.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛏᚱ

Abbreviations used:

gen.
genitive.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
e-t
eitthvat.
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