As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mod. hnjóskr, m. [Swed. fnöske, cp. Swed. fnas = husk]:—touchwood, Fms. vii. 225: metaph., synda-f., Mar. 23; fnjóskr eðr kveyking, id.; hence local names in Icel., as Fnjóska-dalr, Fnjósk-á, Landn., Eggert Itin.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚾᛁᚢᛋᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
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