GemlaOld Norse Dictionary - gemla
Meaning of Old Norse word "gemla" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. a stump, worn out tooth, in the mouth of old people, Bjarn. 186; but also of teeth in the mouth of new-born babes, called skálda-gemlur, ‘poet-grinders,’ from the old saying that a child born with teeth will become a poët. Ísl. Þjóðs. ii. 5.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛘᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
- Ísl. Þjóðs.
- Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
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