Old Norse Dictionary - hörpu-slagr

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

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

hörpu-slagr (hǫrpu-slagr)
hörpu-sláttr, m. striking the harp, Bs. i. 202, Str. 83.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚱᛒᚢ-ᛋᛚᛅᚴᚱ
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.)
Strengleikar. (G. II.)
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