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20 November 2011 @ 04:54 pm
Adventures In Old Norse  
I haven't actually started writing it, but the urge to write that long thought about Loki story has been percolating in my brain, so I did some research last night. I need to name something, so was looking for some sort of Old Norse resource, and found an English to Old Norse dictionary (the internet, it is grand!). I came to discover that 'frost' translates to... 'frost'. Hmmm.... so do I use frost or some Norse word that would probably sound more magical LOL
Black_Raven135black_raven135 on November 21st, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Speaking of Norse, not long ago I saw a very odd film,Vahalla Rising, starring Mads Mikkelsen as One Eye.
'One Eye' is taken prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde and throughout the entire film Mads said nothing, as in not one word.
I still remember Mads as Tristan in King Arthur........amazing.
I did not care for him though in Casino Royale.
valihavaliha on November 21st, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
I was intrigued by this and went looking myself. I don't know if this is the one you used, by I entered "frost", and got two entries: one is indeed "frost" but below that there was "frost giant", which seems to be "hrímþurs". I don't know if you need just the word "frost", in which case I don't know. :) Maybe find a synonym and see if that can be translated into Old Norse. (BTW, our own word for "frost" is "mraz" :) . )
Ithithildyn on November 21st, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
Needs to be frost, or maybe snow, ice, something along those lines. It's the name of a poison, or it will be LOL. So Snow Sleep, Ice Sleep... we'll see.
apsisapsis on November 21st, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Is there a translation for hoar or rime? They are real words (I swear) for particular types of frost.
Ith: Nature - Frosted Hollyithildyn on November 21st, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Oooh! Excellent idea! I totally hadn't remembered hoar frost till you mentioned it. I'll have to see if it's listed - might be to off the beaten track for the little dictionary I found.

Edited at 2011-11-21 03:54 am (UTC)
tpena19tpena19 on November 21st, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
that was my thought too, good luck there