Old Norse Dictionary - messu-söngs-maðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "messu-söngs-maðr" (or messu-sǫngs-maðr) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

messu-söngs-maðr (messu-sǫngs-maðr)
m. a reading clerk to chant the mass, D. I. i. 282, 489.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, messu-söngs-maðr may be more accurately written as messu-sǫngs-maðr.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛋᛋᚢ-ᛋᚢᚾᚴᛋ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Works & Authors cited:

D. I.
Diplomatarium Islandicum. (J. I.)
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