Eðr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - eðr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "eðr" in English.

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

eðr Old Icelandic word can mean:

eðr
conj.,
eðr
1) or; fyrr eða siðar, sooner or later; annathvárt … eða, either … or; hvárt … eða, whether (if) … or; hvart er … eða, whether … or;
eðr
2) in comparison of two unlike things, and (mikinn mun eigum vér at gera þin eða annarra heimamanna);
eðr
3) after a comparative, and perhaps (ek em eigi verri riddari en S. konungr, eða nökkuru betri);
eðr
4) introducing a question, but (ek beiti Auðgisl, — eða ertu H. vandræðaskáld?);
eðr
5) sometimes after a negation, = né, nor (þeir munu hvárki fyrir sjá fé sínu eða fjörvi).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚦᚱ

Abbreviations used:

conj.
conjunction.
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