KringlaOld Norse Dictionary - kringla
Meaning of Old Norse word "kringla" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
kringla Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f. a disk, circle, orb; hjólanna kringlur, Stj. 288; kringla heims, kringla jarðar, the disk of the eartb, SkS. 194, 200, 626, Hkr. (init.); með hvelum ok kringlum, Str. 17: the name of a MS., from its initial word, given to it by Torfæus, whence the mod. Heimskringla, the Globe, = the Book of the Kings of Norway, commonly ascribed to Snorri; the name first occurs in the Ed. of Peringsköld (A. D. 1697), and was unknown before that time: skoppara-k., a top.
- COMPDS: kringluauga, kringluleitr, kringluskurðr, kringlusótt.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚱᛁᚾᚴᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. D.
- Anno Domini.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Strengleikar. (G. II.)
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