As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. (kvenn-svift, N. G. L. i. 78, 79), kin by the woman’s side, cognate lineage, opp. to karlsift (q. v.), Grág. ii. 176, Hkr. i. 112, Fms. i. 6; kvennsiftar-maðr, a cognate relative, N. G. L. i. 79.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᚾᚾ-ᛋᛁᚠᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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