Faðmr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - faðmr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "faðmr" in English.

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

faðmr Old Icelandic word can mean:

faðmr
(-s, -ar), m.
faðmr
1) the out-stretched or embracing arms; sofa (liggja) í faðmi e-m, to sleep (lie) in one’s arms; leggjast í faðma, to embrace each other; fallast í faðma, to be set off against each other, balance each other (málin vóru í dóm lagin, ok féllust vígin í faðma);
faðmr
2) bosom (legg hönd þína í sjálfs þíns faðm);
faðmr
3) a measure of length, fathom.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚦᛘᚱ

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
e-m
einhverjum.
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