Old Norse Dictionary - söng-mær

Meaning of Old Norse word "söng-mær" (or sǫng-mær) in English.

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

söng-mær (sǫng-mær)
f. a ‘singing maid,’ a kind of bell; klukkur, söngmeyjar tvær, D. I. i. 476; Postula-klokkur ok enn söngmeyjar fimm, D. I.I.)">Bs. i. 858.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
D. I.
Diplomatarium Islandicum. (J. I.)
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