HretOld Norse Dictionary - hret
Meaning of Old Norse word "hret" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a tempest, storm, Edda 99, Hkr. i. 282: freq. in mod. usage, esp. of a lasting storm and tempest, viku-hret, hálfs-mánaðar-hret, a tempest lasting a week or fortnight; Þorra-hret, Jónsmessu-hret, a tempest in the month of Thorri, on St. John Baptist’s day; kafalds-hret, a snow storm.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚱᛁᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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