HeyringiOld Norse Dictionary - heyringi
Meaning of Old Norse word "heyringi" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [akin to heyrum, q. v., and not to be derived from heyra; cp. Engl. hireling; A. S. hyrigman, hyrling = domestic retainer]:—a Norse law term, a neighbour, a domestic; it appears almost to answer to Icel. búi; þá skal hann á þing leiða heyringja sína (as witnesses), N. G. l. i. 21; settu þeir tólf manna dóm eptir ok tvá heyringja, ok létu dæma, D. N. ii. 4.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚢᚱᛁᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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