Auðn

Old Icelandic Dictionary - auðn

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "auðn" in English.

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

auðn Old Icelandic word can mean:

auðn
f.
auðn
1) wilderness, desert (úfœriligar ~ir);
auðn
2) uninhabited and uncultivated tract of land, waste (bygðust þá margar ~ir landsins);
auðn
3) deserted farm or habitation (sá bœr hét síðan á Hrappstöðum, þar er nú ~);
auðn
4) desolation;
auðn
ríki mitt stendr mjök til ~ar, is in a state of desolation;
auðn
liggja (leggja) í ~, to lie (to lay) waste;
auðn
5) destruction (~ borgarinnar).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᚦᚾ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
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