Arins-horn

Old Norse Dictionary - arins-horn

Meaning of Old Norse word "arins-horn" in English.

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

arins-horn
n. chimney-piece, chimney-corner; hann á mold at taka sem í lögum er mælt, taka at arinshornum fjórum ok í öndvegis sæti, of an act of conveyance, n. G. L. i. 96, cp. Eb. ch. 4, Landn. 254: arinn is symbolical of the sacredness of home, just as stalli is of a temple, or an altar of a church: the phrase, at drekka at arinshorni, Hkr. i. 43, reminds one of the large chimney-corners in old English farms.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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