Aleyða

Old Icelandic Dictionary - aleyða

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "aleyða" in English.

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

aleyða Old Icelandic word can mean:

aleyða
I)
aleyða
(-dda, -ddr), v. to lay totally waste, devastate.
aleyða
II)
aleyða
f. devastation; gera aleyðu, to turn into a wilderness.
aleyða
III)
aleyða
a. indecl. altogether waste, empty, void of people (þar var ~ at mönnum);
aleyða
hann brennir ok gerir ~ landit, makes the land an utter waste.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛁᚢᚦᛅ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
indecl.
indeclinable.
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