RígrOld Norse Dictionary - rígr
Meaning of Old Norse word "rígr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. the name of the hero of the poem Rígs-þula, in the Edd. erroneously called Rígs-mál, Edda ii. 496, a poem which traces the origin of royalty to king Ríg as the ancestor of all kings. This myth belonged to Heimdal, Vsp. 1; it is very likely that the Ríg of the poem is an invented name, a poetical disguise, borrowed from the Gaelic word Righ, which means a king; Rígs-þula would therefore literally mean Konungs-þula = the King’s Lay.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Völuspá. (A. I.)
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