skjǫldr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skelduz (shield). Cognate with Old English scield, scyld, Old Frisian skeld, Old Saxon skild, Old High German skild, skilt, Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌻𐌳𐌿𐍃 (skildus). The different case and number forms show various sound changes: breaking (e > ja), u-umlaut (ja > ), and i-umlaut (e > i).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

skjǫldr m (genitive skjaldar, dative skildi, plural skildir)

  1. a shield
    • Sverris saga konungs 95, in 1834, F. Magnússon, C.C. Rafn, Fornmanna sögur. Volume VIII. Copenhagen, page 232:
      Þeir skutu skildi undir líkit, ok hófu upp í skutina þá, er konúngr var á.
      They put a shield under the corpse, and lifted it up into the ship where the king was.

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Related terms[edit]

  • skjalda (to cover with a shield)

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