Sem-sveinar

Old Norse Dictionary - sem-sveinar

Meaning of Old Norse word "sem-sveinar" in English.

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

sem-sveinar
m. pl., of the Finnish messengers, prob. from Finn. Saomi, Fs. 22, for this seems to have been the real reading in the lost Cod. Vatnshyrna; Bartholin De Causis Contemptae Mortis, p. 467, gives the same reading; other copies read sendisveinn.

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

Abbreviations used:

Cod.
Codex.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
prob.
probably.

Works & Authors cited:

Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
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