Járn-nökkviOld Norse Dictionary - járn-nökkvi
Meaning of Old Norse word "járn-nökkvi" (or járn-nǫkkvi) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- járn-nökkvi (járn-nǫkkvi)
- a, m. an iron boat, used of a giant seen rowing in a boat of iron, Landn. 78.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, járn-nökkvi may be more accurately written as járn-nǫkkvi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛅᚱᚾ-ᚾᚢᚴᚴᚢᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Landnáma. (D. I.)