Á-heit

Old Norse Dictionary - á-heit

Meaning of Old Norse word "á-heit" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

á-heit Old Norse word can mean:

á-heit
n. mostly or always in pl. vows to a god, saint, or the like, invocations, Hkr. i. 14, ii. 386; hón (the goddess Freyja) er nákvæmust mönnum til áheita, Edda 16, Bs. i. 134.
á-heit
β. sing. in a peculiar sense; meir af nauðsyn en af áheiti, more of impulse than as a free vow, Magn. 534.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚼᛁᛁᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
sing.
singular.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Magn.
Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
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