Hörpu-strengrOld Norse Dictionary - hörpu-strengr
Meaning of Old Norse word "hörpu-strengr" (or hǫrpu-strengr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- hörpu-strengr (hǫrpu-strengr)
- m. a harp-string, Eluc. 45, Skálda: that the harp was in olden times used in churches in Icel. is seen from Laur. S. ch. 59.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hörpu-strengr may be more accurately written as hǫrpu-strengr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚱᛒᚢ-ᛋᛏᚱᛁᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Elucidarium. (F. II.)
- Laur. S.
- Laurentius Saga. (D. III.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)