Hös-magiOld Norse Dictionary - hös-magi
Meaning of Old Norse word "hös-magi" (or hǫs-magi) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- hös-magi (hǫs-magi)
- a, m. a sheep with a gray, dusky belly, Grett. 154: the spelling haustmagi is caused by a false pronunciation.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hös-magi may be more accurately written as hǫs-magi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᛋ-ᛘᛅᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)