MélOld Norse Dictionary - mél
Meaning of Old Norse word "mél" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
mél Old Norse word can mean:
- n. pl., in mod. usage míl and mil, járn-mil, [it remains in Scot. mil-drop, and perh. Engl. mildew]:—the mouth-piece, bit, only in pl., for the mél were composed of two iron pieces linked together, see Worsaae, Nos. 487, 489 (like the Engl. snaffle-bit), and are used so still in Icel.; gnöguðu beislin svá at niðr féllu á jörð mélin, Karl. 376, freq. in mod. usage.
- COMPDS: méldropi, mélgreypr, mélregn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)