Pax-spjaldOld Norse Dictionary - pax-spjald
Meaning of Old Norse word "pax-spjald" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a peace tablet, ‘pacifcale,’ a tablet with a crucifix and a ‘pax vobiscum’ beneath; in the Roman Catholic times it was presented to be kissed by the worshippers (osculum pacis), see Du Cange, as also a description in H. E. i. 173, note a, and iv. 135, note b; the pacificale was either a piece of parchment or a slab, paxspjald steint, annat með bókfell, Pm. 108; it was different to altaris steinn, altaris steinar þrír, paxspjald gulllagt, ok paxblöð tvau, 112; p. með kopar, 10; p. gyllt, Vm. 83; páskaspjald ok paxspjald yfir altari, Pm. 11, D.I. passim.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᛋ-ᛋᛒᛁᛅᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- Pétrs-máldagi. (J. I.)
- Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)