Old Norse Dictionary - mundil-föri

Meaning of Old Norse word "mundil-föri" (or mundil-fǫri) in English.

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

mundil-föri (mundil-fǫri)
a, m. the name of a giant, the father of the Sun and the Moon; akin to möndull, referring to the veering round or revolution of the heavens, Vþm., Edda 7.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Edda. (C. I.)
Vafþrúðnis-mál. (A. I.)
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