KempaOld Norse Dictionary - kempa
Meaning of Old Norse word "kempa" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
kempa Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f., spelt kenpa:
- I. [kappi], a champion, Dan. kjempe, Þiðr. 123, Stj. 384, Fms. viii. 158, x. 383, xi. 97, 389, 439.
- II. [kampr], plur. kempur, the gunwale of a boat.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛘᛒᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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