Old Norse Dictionary - hörpu-slagi

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

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

hörpu-slagi (hǫrpu-slagi)
and hörpu-slagari, a, m. a harper, Bs. i. 866, 909.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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