Kinn-björgOld Norse Dictionary - kinn-björg
Meaning of Old Norse word "kinn-björg" (or kinn-bjǫrg) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- kinn-björg (kinn-bjǫrg)
- f. the cheek-piece, of a helmet, Sturl. ii. 220, Grett. 118, Karl. 286.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, kinn-björg may be more accurately written as kinn-bjǫrg.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚾᚾ-ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)