Mann-valOld Norse Dictionary - mann-val
Meaning of Old Norse word "mann-val" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. choice people, a select body of men; þat mesta m. á landinu, the best men of the county, Nj. 33, 173, Eg. 38, 43, Fms. vi. 46, x. 25: mod. also of one person, a goodly man, hann er mesta mannval.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚾᚾ-ᚢᛅᛚ
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.)
- Njála. (D. II.)