Hörund-fall

Old Norse Dictionary - hörund-fall

Meaning of Old Norse word "hörund-fall" (or hǫrund-fall) in English.

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

hörund-fall (hǫrund-fall)
n. impotentia (?); þat má skilja festar-mál, ef h. kemr á annat-tveggja, n. G. L. i. 27, cp. ii. 320, H. E. i. 247, (a lawful cause for divorce.)

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

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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