auðr

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Old Norse[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈauðr̩/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *auþaz (void, empty), whence also Old English ēaþ, Old High German ōdi.

Adjective[edit]

auðr

  1. desolate
Descendants[edit]
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: aud
  • Norwegian Bokmål: ød
  • Swedish: öd

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *audaz (goods, possession, luck). Cognate with Old English ēad, Old Saxon ōd, Old High German ōt, the first part of Gothic 𐌰𐌿𐌳𐌰𐌷𐌰𐍆𐍄𐍃 (audahafts, fortunate).

Noun[edit]

auðr m (genitive auðs or auðar)

  1. (uncountable) riches, wealth
    • Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar 175, in 1826, S. Egilsson, Þ. Guðmundsson, Fornmanna sögur, Volume II. Copenhagen, page 80:
      [] en þó er nú at kominn vestan af Englandi, skortir mik eigi auð, []
      [] but though that now is west of England, I am not short of money, []
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References[edit]

  • auðr in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • auðr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.