GnapaOld Norse Dictionary - gnapa
Meaning of Old Norse word "gnapa" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- t, to jut out, stoop forward; hann (the ghost) gnapti innar yfir dyrnar, Grett. 114 A; fjallit sýnisk mjök yfir gnapa öðrum fjöllum, Fms. x. 313; ef hón sæi háska eðr skaða yfir gnapa (impendere) sínu ríki, 223: to droop with the head, snapa ok gnapa, to be snubbed and droop the head, Hm. 62; gnapir grár jór yfir gram dauðum, Bkv. 6; sköltar gnöpðu, Fms. ii. 259 (in a verse); hann gnapir með hettu, Fas. iii. 494 (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚾᛅᛒᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Brynhildar-kviða. (A. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
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