HvönnOld Norse Dictionary - hvönn
Meaning of Old Norse word "hvönn" (or hvǫnn) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- hvönn (hvǫnn)
- f., gen. hvannar, pl. hvannir, [Norse kvanne], angelica, archangelica L., Grág. ii. 348, Fms. ii. 244, Fbr. 87, 88: wild angelica being common in Icel., the word is freq. in local names, Hvann-á, Hvann-eyri, Hvann-dalr, Landn. In olden times the angelica seems to have been much used to give flavour to ale; see jóll.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, hvönn may be more accurately written as hvǫnn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚢᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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