skjǫldr

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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 skildir 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.

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • skjalda ‎(to cover with a shield)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]