Líka-böngOld Norse Dictionary - líka-böng
Meaning of Old Norse word "líka-böng" (or líka-bǫng) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- líka-böng (líka-bǫng)
- f. ‘lyke-knell,’ ‘mortuos plango,’ the name of a famous bell, Bjarn. 136.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, líka-böng may be more accurately written as líka-bǫng.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚴᛅ-ᛒᚢᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)