regin

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Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *raginą (advice, decision). Cognate with Old English reġn-, Old Saxon regin-, regan-, Gothic 𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌽 (ragin).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

regin n pl

  1. (plural only, Norse mythology) the gods, the ruling powers
    • Vǫluspá, verse 6, lines 1-2, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 2:
      Þá gengu regin öll / á rökstóla, []
      Then went reigns all / on the seats of doom, []

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

regin

  1. definite singular of regi