As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. (-kvæði, n.), in the heroic metre, the metre used in the drápas (q. v.) or poems which were recited before a king and the king’s men (drótt), whence the name probably comes; dróttkvæðr is opp. to kviðu-háttr, the epic, narrative metre, and ljóða-háttr, the metre of didactic poems or poems in the form of dialogues, Edda (Ht.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᚢᛏᛏ-ᚴᚢᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hátta-tal. (C. I.)
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