Skáld-stöngOld Norse Dictionary - skáld-stöng
Meaning of Old Norse word "skáld-stöng" (or skáld-stǫng) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- skáld-stöng (skáld-stǫng)
- f. a ‘libel-pole,’ a pole with imprecations or charms scratched on it; ef maðr reisir stöng ok kallar s., þá hefir hann fyrir-gört hverjum penningi fjár síns, N. G. L. i. 430.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, skáld-stöng may be more accurately written as skáld-stǫng.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚴᛅᛚᛏ-ᛋᛏᚢᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)