As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
hyrningr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. a horned man, used mockingly of a bishop with his crosier; margt mælir h. hjá, Ó. H.; karp þess hyrnings er ér kallit biskup, id.
- 2. a pr. name, Fb. iii.
- II. an angle, mathem.; þrí-hyrningr, a triangle; fer-h., a square; átt-h., an octagon.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚢᚱᚾᛁᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
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