As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [a word peculiar to the Scandin.; Swed. änne, but usually in mod. Swed. and Dan. panna or pande; root uncertain]:—the forehead; þó spratt honum sveiti í enni, Nj. 68, Pr. 471; um þvert ennit, Fms. i. 178: also brow, metaph. a steep crag, precipice, Landn., Eb.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚾᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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