Átt-vísi

Old Norse Dictionary - átt-vísi

Meaning of Old Norse word "átt-vísi" in English.

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

átt-vísi
and ættvísi, f. genealogical knowledge or science, Skálda 161, 169, Bárð. 164, Bs. i. 91, Fms. vii. 102; the áttvísi formed a part of the old education, and is the groundwork of the old Icel. historiography, esp. of the Landnama.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Bárð.
Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
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