NámOld Norse Dictionary - nám
Meaning of Old Norse word "nám" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a kind of cloth or texture (?); in compds, nám-dúkr, m. a kerchief, Orkn. (in a verse): nám-kyrtill, m. a kirtle of nám, Ld. 244, Fb. i. 545: in poetry a lady is called nám-eik, nám-skorð, from wearing this raiment.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅᛘ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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