As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- man-söngr (man-sǫngr)
- m. a love song, Eg. 325. Bs. i. 165, Edda 16; esp. in the old law a kind of love libel, liable to outlawry, Grág. ii. 150, Fb. iii. 242: in mod. usage the lyrical introduction to the epic rhapsodies or ballads (rímur) is called mansöngr, for originally they were addressed to the poet’s lady-love, Skald H. 6. 1, Skíða R. 1, and in countless instances, e. g. Úlf. 1. 8, 2. 8, 3. 8, 4. 8, 5. 7, 7. 9, 9. 11, cp. 11. 10.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, man-söngr may be more accurately written as man-sǫngr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾ-ᛋᚢᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.