UnnaOld Icelandic Dictionary - unna
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "unna" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
unna Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (ann, unna, unnat and unnt), v.
- 1) not to grudge; to grant, allow, bestow; ~ e-m e-s (Hreiðmarr unni þeim einskis pennings af gullinu); ~ e-m laga, to give one the benefit of the law, give one a fair trial; ek ann þér eigi faðmlagsins Helgu ennar fögru, I grudee thee the embrace of H. the Fair; with infinitive, hann unni øngum at njóta fjárins nema. sér, he could not bear that any one should enjoy the money but himself;
- 2) to love, with dat. (eigi leyna augu, ef ann kona manni); ~ e-m hugdstum, to love one dearly; þeim var ek verst, er ek unna mest, I was worst to him whom I loved the most;
- 3) recipr., unnast, to love one another (þau unnust mikit systkin).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚾᚾᛅ
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