Eið-sifjar

Old Norse Dictionary - eið-sifjar

Meaning of Old Norse word "eið-sifjar" in English.

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

eið-sifjar
m. pl. ‘Oath-sibs,’ the name of a confederation of kinglets in southern Norway: whence the name Eiðsifja-lög, m. pl. a collection of laws in N. G. l. i. The word is differently spelt, Heiðsifjar, Heiðsævi, etc. But the syllable eið- may be derived from eið, an isthmus, because their parliament was held on an isthmus, Eid, now called Eidsvold; vide Munch.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
etc.
et cetera.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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