As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a ‘high-seat,’ Dan. höjsæde, throne, for a king or earl; the high-seat at a commoner’s table was called öndvegi, q. v., cp. Nj. 175—hvárki em ek konungr né jarl, ok þarf ekki at gera h. undir mér, ok þarf ekki at spotta mik, Eg. 43, Nj. 6, Fms. i. 7, iv. 108, vi. 439, ix. 254; in a ship, iv. 39.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅ-ᛋᛅᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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