Hindr-vitni

Old Norse Dictionary - hindr-vitni

Meaning of Old Norse word "hindr-vitni" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

hindr-vitni
f. ‘hinder-knowledge,’ idolatry, superstition, nonsense, Bs. i. 165, Hkr. ii. 176; flærð heiðingligrar hindrvitni, Fb. i. 513; ef hann trúir á þat heldr en annat fé, eða ferr hann með h., K. Þ. K. 78.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚾᛏᚱ-ᚢᛁᛏᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
K. Þ. K.
Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
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