MeinOld Icelandic Dictionary - mein
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "mein" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
mein Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) hurt, harm, injury, damage; at engum verði m. at, that it may do nobody harm; gera e-m m., to do one harm; hón kvað þat m., at, she said it was a great pity that; mikit m. var honum þat, þá er, a great loss it was to him when; láta sér e-t í m., to deny to oneself; hann lét sveininum ekki í m., he denied the lad nothing;
- 2) disease, sore (af því vatni þykkjast margir bót hafa fengit sinna meina);
- 3) impediments, hindrances (that make a marriage unlawful), = meinbugir.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛁᚾ
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