Eðli

Old Icelandic Dictionary - eðli

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "eðli" in English.

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

eðli Old Icelandic word can mean:

eðli
(in old MSS. written øðli), n.
eðli
1) nature; manns ~, mannligt ~, human nature; arnar ~, the eagle’s nature; þat er í móti náttúrligu ~, it is against the order of nature;
eðli
2) origin, extraction (hann var valskr at ætt ok ~);
eðli
3) fœtus (þótti henni kviknat hafa ~ sitt).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚦᛚᛁ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
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