Myrk-riða

Old Norse Dictionary - myrk-riða

Meaning of Old Norse word "myrk-riða" in English.

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

myrk-riða
u, f. the ‘mirk-rider,’ an ogress, witch, for witches were supposed to ride on wolves by night, Hb. 20, Edda (Gl.)

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Hb.
Hauks-bók. (H. IV.)
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