HjaðningarOld Norse Dictionary - hjaðningar
Meaning of Old Norse word "hjaðningar" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- (Héðningar, Fb. i. 282), m. pl. [A. S. Heodeningas, Hetelinge or Hegelinge of the old German epos, Kudrun (Bartsch’s Edition)], the champions of the mythol. hero Héðinn, Edda 90; whence Hjaðninga-víg, n. the battle of Hedin and his men, supposed to go on for ever; see the tale in Edda 89, 90, and Fb. i. 278–282.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛅᚦᚾᛁᚾᚴᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- mythology, mythologically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)