Einn

Old Icelandic Dictionary - einn

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "einn" in English.

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

einn Old Icelandic word can mean:

einn
card. numb. and pron.
einn
1) one;
einn
~ skal við ~ eiga, one shall fight against one;
einn
~ ok ~, one by one, one at a time, singly;
einn
2) as ord. numb. = inn fyrsti (Urð hétu eina, aðra Verðandi, Skuld ina þriðju);
einn
3) the same, one and the same (váru sveinarnir up fœddir báðir í einu þorpi);
einn
allt í eina leið, all in one way;
einn
~ … ok, the same as (í einu herbergi ok hinn);
einn
allr ~, the very same, quite the same (þat er allt eitt ok himinn);
einn
allt at einu, nevertheless, for all that (þó at þú þjónaðir illum, þó var hann allt at einu þinn herra);
einn
4) indef. one, a certain (~ vetr, ~ dag, eitt kveld);
einn
~ vinr Þóris, a certain friend of Th.;
einn
before numbers, about, some;
einn
einar fimm þúsundir, some five thousand;
einn
einir … aðrir, some … others (einir tóku dúka ok aðrir rekkjublæjur);
einn
~ ok ýmiss, one and another (einar ok ýmissar þjóðir);
einn
5) after a negation, any;
einn
né eitt, not anything;
einn
6) gen. pl. ‘~a’ used in an intensive sense;
einn
~a manna bezt, best of all (single) men;
einn
~a verst, by far the worst;
einn
~a sízt, by far the least, least of all;
einn
engi er ~a hvatastr, no man is superior to all others;
einn
7) alone (Guðrún skyldi ein ráða fyrir fé þeirra);
einn
láta konu eina, to desert or divorce one’s wife;
einn
with gen., hann varð ~ sinna manna, he was separated from his men;
einn
if put after the noun ‘~’ generally denotes only, but;
einn
segja þetta prett ~, to call this a mere trick;
einn
vín eitt, wine only;
einn
var þat (handklæði) raufar einar, all in holes, mere tatters;
einn
fáir einir, only a few;
einn
~ sér or sér ~, quite by oneself, alone (hann var ~ sér);
einn
~ saman, ~ samt, quite alone;
einn
kona eigi ein saman, not alone, with child;
einn
at eins, only, but;
einn
eigi at eins, not only;
einn
því at eins, only in that case;
einn
údauðr at eins, merely not dead, all but dead, barely alive;
einn
at einu = at eins.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛁᚾᚾ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
def.
definite.
f.
feminine.
indef.
indefinite.
gen.
genitive.
pl.
plural.
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