Eyktar-staðr

Old Norse Dictionary - eyktar-staðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "eyktar-staðr" in English.

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

eyktar-staðr
m. the place of the sun at half-past three P. m.; meira var þar jafndægri en á Grænlandi eðr Íslandi, sól hafði þar eyktar-stað ok dagmála-stað um skamdegi, Fb. i. 539,—this passage refers to the discovery of America; but in A. A. l. c. it is wrongly explained as denoting the shortest day nine hours long, instead of seven; it follows that the latitude fixed by the editors of A. A. is too far to the south; frá jafndægri er haust til þess er sól setzk í eykðarstað, þá er vetr til jafndægris, Edda 103.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

A. A.
Antiquitates Americanae. (E. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
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