HelsingrOld Norse Dictionary - helsingr
Meaning of Old Norse word "helsingr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. the barnacle or tree-goose, so called from its white collar (helsi), anas erithropus l., Edda (Gl.), Eggert Itin. 548: a nickname, Fms. iv. 314. ☞ For the popular tales of this bird see Max Müller’s Lectures, 2nd Series. Helsingjar, m. pl. the name of the people of Helsingja-land in Sweden, Ó. H.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛚᛋᛁᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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