GinOld Norse Dictionary - gin
Meaning of Old Norse word "gin" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
gin Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [A. S. gin], the mouth (Germ. rachen) of beasts, Edda 42, Al. 37, FmS. vi. 165; ulfs-gin, BS. i. (in a verse), passim.
- COMPDS: ginfaxi, ginfjara, ginkefli, ginkeyptr, ginklofi, ginljótr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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