Sem-sveinarOld Norse Dictionary - sem-sveinar
Meaning of Old Norse word "sem-sveinar" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- 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
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Works & Authors cited:
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)