Fjöl-móði

Old Norse Dictionary - fjöl-móði

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjöl-móði" (or fjǫl-móði) in English.

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

fjöl-móði (fjǫl-móði)
a, m. the sea-snipe, tringa maritima, so called from its wailing note, Edda (Gl.); hence fjölmóða-víl, n. pitiful wailing, vide Ísl. Þjóðs. pref. p. xi.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, fjöl-móði may be more accurately written as fjǫl-móði.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pref.
preface.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
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