Húð-fat

Old Norse Dictionary - húð-fat

Meaning of Old Norse word "húð-fat" in English.

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

húð-fat
n., naut. a ‘hide-vat,’ i. e. a hammock, Sturl. ii. 50, Fms. vi. 168, 244, vii. 166, viii. 316, Fb. i. 539, Boll. 344, Fs. 64, Finnb. 232, Gþl. 94, Orkn. 274: the hammocks were leather bags, and sailors used to bring them ashore and keep them in the harbour-booths (see búð).

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
naut.
nautical.

Works & Authors cited:

Boll.
Bolla-þáttr. (D. V.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Finnb.
Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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