HeyjaOld Norse Dictionary - heyja
Meaning of Old Norse word "heyja" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [hey], to make hay, Bs. i. 913, freq. in mod. usage; h. vel (ílla), to get in a good (bad) crop of hay; h. fyrir kýr, ær, hesta, to make hay, as fodder for cows, etc.; and metaph., heyja af fyrir sér, to support oneself, live from hand to mouth.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚢᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- frequent, frequently.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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