KveinOld Norse Dictionary - kvein
Meaning of Old Norse word "kvein" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. wailing, Bs. i. 40, ii. 140, Al. 55; andar-kvein, lamentation; harma-k., a dirge, freq. in an eccl. sense.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᛁᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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