MilliOld Icelandic Dictionary - milli
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "milli" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
milli Old Icelandic word can mean:
- prep. with gen., also ~m, millum,
- 1) between (m. skógarins ok árinnar); sín á (or í) m., between (among) themselves; sigla m. landa, from one land to another;
- 2) special usages; var enn meirr vönduð veizla en þess í m., more than otherwise; um aðra hluti var skamt m. máls konunga, in other things there was no great difference between them; standa í m., to stand between, hinder; mátti þar ekki í ~m sjá, hvárr af öðrum myndi bera, it could not be seen which of the two would get the better of it;
- 3) ellipt. in ‘~ ok’; upp með ánni, m. (viz. árinnar or hennar) ok skógarins, up along the river, between (it) and the forest.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛚᛚᛁ
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