As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [it is prop. identical with Dan. neg = a sheaf of corn, which word is not otherwise found in the Norse or Icel.]:—poët. the heart, Edda (Gl.); also written hnegg, in hnegg-veröld, the heart’s abode, breast, Lex. poët.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛁᚴᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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