KösOld Norse Dictionary - kös
Meaning of Old Norse word "kös" (or kǫs) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- kös (kǫs)
- f., gen. kasar, a heap, pile, as of stones, blubber, or the like; hvalr lá í kös, Eb. 292; ok er sú kös (a heap of stones) þar enn allt til þessa dags, Stj. 359, v. l.; þeir þrír fella marga riddara ok alla í eina kös, El. 16; sumir lögðusk í kös, Fms. viii. 306.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, kös may be more accurately written as kǫs.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Elis Saga. (G. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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