Old Norse Dictionary - snöp

Meaning of Old Norse word "snöp" (or snǫp) in English.

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

snöp (snǫp)
f. [snapa], a ‘nip,’ scanty grass for sheep to nibble at in snow-covered fields; það er ekki nema litil snöp.

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

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

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