Old Norse Dictionary - heiptar-hönd

Meaning of Old Norse word "heiptar-hönd" (or heiptar-hǫnd) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

heiptar-hönd (heiptar-hǫnd)
f. a foe’s band; leggja heiptar hendr á e-n, Stj. 486; með sinni heiptar hendi, 436.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, heiptar-hönd may be more accurately written as heiptar-hǫnd.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛁᛒᛏᛅᚱ-ᚼᚢᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Works & Authors cited:

Stjórn. (F. I.)
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