HítOld Norse Dictionary - hít
Meaning of Old Norse word "hít" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. a scrip or bag made of the skin of a beast, Sd. 157, Fb. i. 220, Grett.: as a nickname, Fb. iii: metaph. a vast belly, Ísl. ÞjóðS. i. 612: the name of a giantess, Bárð.: the local names Hítar-dalr, Hítar-nes (Landn.) were still at the beginning of this century in that neighbourhood sounded Hitar-dalr, Hitar-nes, with a short i, the original form being Hitár-dalr, Hitár-nes, the dale and ness of the Hot river (a volcanic river), opp. to Kaldá, the Cold river, in the same county. The derivation from a giantess Hít is a mere fiction, and not older than the Bárðar S. Hítnesingr, m. one from Hitarnes, Sturl.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛏ
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:
- Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Ísl. Þjóðs.
- Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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