DynjaOld Icelandic Dictionary - dynja
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "dynja" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
dynja Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (dyn, dunda, dunit), v.
- 1) to boom, resound (fram reið Óðinn, foldvegr dundi);
- 2) to gush, shower, pour;
- blóð dynr ór sárum es, blood gushes out of his wounds;
- dundi ákaft regn ór lopti, the rain poured down in streams;
- dundu á þá (or þeim) vápnin, spjótin, the weapons (spears) showered upon them.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚾᛁᛅ
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