KverOld Norse Dictionary - kver
Meaning of Old Norse word "kver" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [a for. word; Engl. quire], a sheet folded in a book; var stolit ór (the book) einu kverinu, Fms. viii. 402; þar er aspiciens bók í kverum (not bound), Vm. 122; bækr tuttugu, ok fimm kver at auk, Pm. 5: in mod. usage a small book, volume, Bæna-kver, a Prayer-book; Stafrofs-kver, an a b c book; Fræða-kver, Hallgríms-kver, Þorláks-kver, = the poems of Hallgrim, Thorlac; and esp. with the article Kverið = the volume containing the Catechism.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Pétrs-máldagi. (J. I.)
- Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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