Old Norse Dictionary - öng-þveiti

Meaning of Old Norse word "öng-þveiti" (or ǫng-þveiti) in English.

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

öng-þveiti (ǫng-þveiti)
n. [see þveiti], a ‘narrow place,’ strait; at þú komir aldri síðan í slíkt öngðveiti, Ó. H. 120; verðr hverr fyrir sér at sjá, er menn koma í slíkt öngþveiti, Ld. 264.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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