Lok-hvílaOld Norse Dictionary - lok-hvíla
Meaning of Old Norse word "lok-hvíla" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. a ‘lock-bed,’ a locked bed-closet, in ancient dwellings, as a defence against night attacks, Sturl. ii. 217, Nj. 183, Eg. 603, Fms. ii. 64, Fs. 72, 102; lokhvílu-þil, the wainscot of a bed-closet, Sturl. ii. 228.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᚼᚢᛁᛚᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)