As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
hernaðr Old Norse word can mean:
- (hernuðr), m. a harrying, plundering, as a law term, Grág. ii. 134–136; hefja hernoð ok rán, Bs. i. 493; hafa e-t at hernaði, to rob, N. G. L. i. 344.
- II. warfare, a raid, foray; fara í hernað, Nj. 41, Fms. i. 144; hefja hernað, to wage war, vii. 7, passim.
- COMPDS: hernaðarfólk, hernaðarmenn, hernaðarráð, hernaðarsök.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚱᚾᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.