As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. pl. [Ivar Aasen a wander], snow shoes, in sing. prob. öndurr, cp. the compds öndor-dís and öndor-goð, used of the goddess Skaði, in the Edda; found only in Norway, where the word is still in use; in Icel. only remaining in the proverb snæliga snuggir kváðu Finnar, áttu andra fala, Fms. vii. 20, of a silly act, to sell one’s snow shoes just when it begins to snow. prob. a Finnish word; v. skíð.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚾᛏᚱᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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