allr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *allaz (all), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (all). Cognate with Old English eall, Old Frisian all, Old Saxon al, Old Dutch al, ol, Old High German al, Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌻𐍃 (alls).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

allr (not comparable)

  1. all, entire, whole
    • Vǫluspá, verse 1, lines 1-2, in 1867, S. Bugge, Norrœn fornkvæði: Sæmundar Edda hins fróða. Christiania, page 1:
      Hljóðs bið ek allar / helgar kindir, []
      For silence I ask all / holy kindreds []
  2. all, quite, entirely
  3. gone, past, departed

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: all
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: all
  • Swedish: all (Old Swedish alder)

References[edit]

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