As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
húnar Old Norse word can mean:
- m. pl. (but also Hýnir), the Huns, and Húna-land, Hún-mörk, f. the land of the Huns; Húnlenzkr and Húnskr, adj. Hunnish: the words occur in several of the old poems, esp. Kormak, Akv., Hðm., Og., Gkv. 1, Hornklofi, but only in mythical songs or tales, Fas. passim; the word is derived from the Tartar Huns.
- COMPDS: Húnaherr, Húnakappi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚾᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Atla-kviða. (A. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
- Hamðis-mál. (A. II.)
- Oddrúnar-grátr. (A. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.