Dœmi

Old Icelandic Dictionary - dœmi

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "dœmi" in English.

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

dœmi Old Icelandic word can mean:

dœmi
n.
dœmi
1) proof, reason; draga þeir eigi sízt til dœmis þar um, at, in proof of this they specially adduce the fact, that;
dœmi
2) incident, fact; þó hafa mörg dœmi orðit, í forneskju, yet many things have happened in elden times; hörð dœmi, hard fate; at eigi verði oss Adams ~, that the same shall not happen to us as to A.;
dœmi
3) tale, story (Ari prestr fróði, er mörg dœmisparklig hefir saman sett);
dœmi
4) poem, verses (þessi dœmi öll eru kveðin um þenna atburð);
dœmi
5) quotation (draga fram dœmi af bókum);
dœmi
6) example for imitation, model (eptir dœmum kristinna manna); taka ~ af e-m, to take an example by one;
dœmi
7) example, instance, precedent (djarfari en dœmi munu til vera); umfram ~, ór dœmum, unexampled, unprecedented (kom þá svá mikill snjór, at þat var ór dœmum); meirr en til dœmis or til dœma at taka (draga), to take an example.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛘᛁ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
e-m
einhverjum.
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