jaðarr

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *edaraz (enclosure). Cognate with Old English eodor, Old Saxon eder, Old High German etar.

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

Noun[edit]

jaðarr m (genitive jaðars, plural jaðrar)

  1. a rim, edge, selvage
    • Stjórn 103, in 1862, C. R. Unger, Stjórn: gammelnorsk Bibelhistorie: fra Verdens Skabelse til det babyloniske Fangenskab. Christiania, page 307:
      Kroka skaltu gera i iodrum ok endum tialldanna.
      You will put the hooks through the rims and ends of the tent.
  2. (figuratively) the highest one, foremost one, lord
    • Helgakviða Hundingsbana II, verse 40, lines 3-4, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 116:
      [] ef þik fólks jaðar / finna lystir; []
      [] if fain the lord / of the folk wouldst find; []

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