HengjaOld Norse Dictionary - hengja
Meaning of Old Norse word "hengja" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- d, [hanga], to hang up, suspend, Sks. 406, Am. 5: to hang (on a gallows), Grág. ii. 131, Fms. passim; h. sik, to hang oneself, Landn. 64: pass., Hom. 23: phrases, h. hálsinn, to hang the neck, Fbr. 52; h. höfuðit, to hang the head, Bs. ii. 178.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚾᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Atla-mál. (A. II.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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