HrefniOld Norse Dictionary - hrefni
Meaning of Old Norse word "hrefni" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- and hremni, n. a plank in a ship, viz. the fifth from the keel, Edda (Gl.); ef (skip) brotnar fyrir ofan hrefnis-skor (spelt refnis skor and v. l. ræfsing, renni skor), n. G. l. i. 283: in poetry a ship is hrefnis goti, hrefnis stóð, the steed of the h. The h is warranted by alliteration.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚱᛁᚠᚾᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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