SlímaOld Norse Dictionary - slíma
Meaning of Old Norse word "slíma" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. sliminess. slímu-setr, n., in the phrase, sitja slímusetr; in olden times, when wayfarers were hospitably entertained, a man who remained as guest above a certain time (three days at most, and for a stranger a single night) was said to sitja s., and was regarded as a vagrant or cosherer, and might be punished, n. G. l. i. 72, Gþl. 200; cp. þat var engi siðr at sitja lengr en þrjár nætr at kynni, it was not manners to stay longer than three nights in a visit, Eg. 698: exactly the same is still said in Scotland, see Lockhart’s ‘Life of Sir W. Scott,’ 1871, p. 589, in a foot-note.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛚᛁᛘᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)