HentaOld Norse Dictionary - henta
Meaning of Old Norse word "henta" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- t, (mod. hentaði, hentar, Fb. i. 434, Trist. 14, Ísl. ii. 12), [an iter. from henda], to fit: eigi hentir svá, it will not do so, Nj. 4; sárum mönnum hentir betr mjólk en mungat, Fms. iv. 82, 147; ok miklu á leið koma því er þar hentar til, Ísl. ii. 12; hentar annat en dvelja við, Trist.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚾᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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