MeitaOld Norse Dictionary - meita
Meaning of Old Norse word "meita" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- t, [Ulf. maitan = κόπτειν; Germ. metzeln; cp. Germ. messer = knife]:—to cut; meita knífi, Fb. ii. 522 (in a verse); manar meita, to cut the mane, Akv. 37; ekki hafði hann látið meita skegg sitt né skera hár fyrir hrygðar sakir, Stj. 538.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛁᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Atla-kviða. (A. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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