KvásirOld Norse Dictionary - kvásir
Meaning of Old Norse word "kvásir" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a mythol. person, the hostage given by the Vanir to the Ases, whose blood when slain was the poetical mead, see Edda 47; Kvásis dreyri, the blood of Q = the poetry, 52.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛅᛋᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- mythology, mythologically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)