Almanna-stofa

Old Norse Dictionary - almanna-stofa

Meaning of Old Norse word "almanna-stofa" in English.

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

almanna-stofa
u, f. the common hall, a large room in the Icel. dwellings of the 12th and 13th centuries; opp. to litla stofa, Sturl. ii. 153, iii. 194, 198; it seems to be identical with skáli.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
opp.
opposed.

Works & Authors cited:

Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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