HerðaOld Norse Dictionary - herða
Meaning of Old Norse word "herða" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
herða Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f. hardness:—a hardening or tempering of steel, Karl. 173: tempered steel, muðrinn (of the axe) rifnaði upp í gegnum herðuna, Eg. 181. herðu-góðr, adj. well tempered, Fbr. 141.
- II. metaph. hardihood, but also hardness, Fms. vi. 38, x. 406, xi. 217, Gísl. 71 (in a verse).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚱᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
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