Old Norse Dictionary - hörpu-leikr

Meaning of Old Norse word "hörpu-leikr" (or hǫrpu-leikr) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

hörpu-leikr (hǫrpu-leikr)
m. playing on a harp, Hkr. iii. 246.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hörpu-leikr may be more accurately written as hǫrpu-leikr.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚱᛒᚢ-ᛚᛁᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Works & Authors cited:

Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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