Hlé-barðrOld Norse Dictionary - hlé-barðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "hlé-barðr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a leopard (Old Engl. libbard), from the Greek, but used indiscriminately of a bear, wolf, etc., Edda (gl.), FaS. i. (Skjöld. S.) 367; the word occurs as early as Hbl., of a giant.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛚᛁ-ᛒᛅᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Harbarðs-ljóð. (A. I.)
- Skjöldunga Saga. (C. II.)