GinningOld Norse Dictionary - ginning
Meaning of Old Norse word "ginning" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. imposture, fraud, Fms. vi. 205, Ld. 322, Stj. 267: ginningar-fífl, m. a fool, one who runs a fool’s errand, Nj. 160; Gylfa-ginning, the Fooling of Gylfi, a part of the Edda, vide Edda Ub. the beginning.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚾᚾᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Uppsala-bók. (C. I.)
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