Hjálm-völrOld Norse Dictionary - hjálm-völr
Meaning of Old Norse word "hjálm-völr" (or hjálm-vǫlr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- hjálm-völr (hjálm-vǫlr)
- m. a ‘helm-wand,’ ‘helm-handle,’ the tiller of a helm, Orkn. 152, Korm. 230, Fms. i. 212.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hjálm-völr may be more accurately written as hjálm-vǫlr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛅᛚᛘ-ᚢᚢᛚᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)