Hand-vömmOld Norse Dictionary - hand-vömm
Meaning of Old Norse word "hand-vömm" (or hand-vǫmm) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- hand-vömm (hand-vǫmm)
- f. ‘hand-slip,’ maladroitness, clownishness, blundering, Grág. i. 383, N. G. l. i. 22, 25, Gþl. 501, Js. 121.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hand-vömm may be more accurately written as hand-vǫmm.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛅᚾᛏ-ᚢᚢᛘᛘ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Járnsíða. (B. III.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)