GjölnarOld Norse Dictionary - gjölnar
Meaning of Old Norse word "gjölnar" (or gjǫlnar) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- gjölnar (gjǫlnar)
- f. pl. [Engl. gills; Dan. gjæller; Swed. gäl]:—the gills of a fish, Edda (gl.); elsewhere rare, tálkn (q. v.) being the common word.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, gjölnar may be more accurately written as gjǫlnar.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚢᛚᚾᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
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