Old Norse Dictionary - röskva

Meaning of Old Norse word "röskva" (or rǫskva) in English.

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

röskva (rǫskva)
u, f., rhymed Vröskva, Þd., the name of the maiden follower of Thor; she is a personification of the ripe fields of harvest.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Þórs-drápa. (A. I.)
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