Dóm-hús

Old Norse Dictionary - dóm-hús

Meaning of Old Norse word "dóm-hús" in English.

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

dóm-hús
n. the ‘house of doom,’ court-bouse, Sks. 784; the idea is foreign, though the word is native: the old courts and meetings were always held in the open air.

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

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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