Alþýða

Old Icelandic Dictionary - alþýða

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "alþýða" in English.

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

alþýða Old Icelandic word can mean:

alþýða
f.
alþýða
1) the whole people (bauð hann alþýðu ríkis síns at göfga líkneskjuna);
alþýða
2) people in general, the majority or bulk of the people (var þat heit þá fest ok játat af altri alþýðu); vera lítt við alþýðu skap, to be upopular;
alþýða
3) the common people (ánauð ok úlfrelsi gekk yfir fólk allt, bæði ríka menn ok alpýðu).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᚦᚢᚦᛅ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
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