HáOld Norse Dictionary - há
Meaning of Old Norse word "há" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
há Old Norse word can mean:
- f, after-math, n. G. l. i. 40, cp. 289, freq. in mod. usage, whence há-bit, n. the after-math bite or grazing, Gþl. 407, 503.
- II. the hide of a horse or cattle, Hm. 135; hross-há, a horse’s hide: nauts-há, a neat’s hide; but gæra of a sheep: þing-há, a ‘thing-circuit,’ district, from heyja (q. v.); or is the metaphor taken from an expanded hide?
- III. in poetry há seems to occur twice in the sense of battle-field or battle, from the fact that duels were fought upon a hide: fara at há, to go to battle, Ó. H. (Sighvat); at há hverju (hverri), Hervar. (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)