KveitaOld Norse Dictionary - kveita
Meaning of Old Norse word "kveita" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
kveita Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. u, f. [kveite, Ivar Aasen], a halibut, flounder (heilag-fiski); kalt vatn augum en kveita (kvett or kveit. MS.) tönnum, lérept líki, in the Merman’s song, FaS. ii. 33; this is prob. the meaning of the word in this much-contested passage, and not as suggested in Aarb. (1866) 377.
- 2. tt, a false form for kneyta, FaS. ii. 131.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᛁᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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