Mar-vaðiOld Norse Dictionary - mar-vaði
Meaning of Old Norse word "mar-vaði" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [Swed. marwatten = eddy], sea water, shoal water (?); only in the phrase, troða marvaða, to tread the water, of a swimmer in an upright position; the word also occurs in Fas. ii. 83 (foot-note, in a verse)—er marvaða mæddu Ránar jóð, but its use there is dubious.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᚱ-ᚢᛅᚦᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)