Höggvin-kinniOld Norse Dictionary - höggvin-kinni
Meaning of Old Norse word "höggvin-kinni" (or hǫggvin-kinni) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- höggvin-kinni (hǫggvin-kinni)
- a, m. cut cheek, a nickname, Landn.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, höggvin-kinni may be more accurately written as hǫggvin-kinni.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚴᚴᚢᛁᚾ-ᚴᛁᚾᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Landnáma. (D. I.)