KvíaOld Norse Dictionary - kvía
Meaning of Old Norse word "kvía" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, to pen sheep for milking, freq. in mod. usage: to pen, hem in, Bs. i. 330, Fs. 27: to enclose, at konungr kvíi oss hér í vágs-botninum, Fms. xi. 66, Grett. 83 A; kvía e-n af, to shut one up.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᛅ
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:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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