Land-kannaðrOld Norse Dictionary - land-kannaðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "land-kannaðr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a ‘land-prober;’ the name belongs to an old ceremony of taking land in possession as a settler, thus described, setti hann niðr staf nýbirktan er þeir kölluðu landkönnuð, Landn. 190.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛅᚾᛏ-ᚴᛅᚾᚾᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Landnáma. (D. I.)