Al-henda

Old Norse Dictionary - al-henda

Meaning of Old Norse word "al-henda" in English.

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

al-henda
u, f. a metrical term, a subdivision of dróttkvætt, a metre having two rhymed couplets in every line; if one of these be half rhyme it is called a. hin minni (the minor alhenda), if both be full rhymes it is a. meiri (complete alhenda), Edda (Ht.) 132, Sturl. ii. 56: thus harð-múla varð Skúli is a complete alhenda.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Ht.
Hátta-tal. (C. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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