Mundangs-hóf

Old Norse Dictionary - mundangs-hóf

Meaning of Old Norse word "mundangs-hóf" in English.

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

mundangs-hóf
n. the making a true balance, moderation; með mundangshófi, with just balance, moderately, Stj. 517, 552, Sks. 691; sjá vel með mundangshófi, (minutely) hvat maðr á hverjum at gjalda, Sks. 444; eptir mundangshófi, Stj. 283: esp. in the phrase, mjótt er mundangshófit, the just balance, the true middle, is hard to hit,l. 173, Js. 55, Thom. 153, Bs. i. 667 (in a verse).

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Js.
Járnsíða. (B. III.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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