Rið-hendaOld Norse Dictionary - rið-henda
Meaning of Old Norse word "rið-henda" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [riða], a kind of metre, a specimen of which is Ht. 32; in the even lines the rhyming syllables are as far apart as possible, but in the odd lines as close to one another as possible, which gives a ‘trembling,’ ‘rocking’ cadence in recitation.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᚦ-ᚼᛁᚾᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Hátta-tal. (C. I.)