Old Norse Dictionary - söng-nám

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

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

söng-nám (sǫng-nám)
n. the learning of music; kenndi sira Valþjófr s. (in the cathedral of Hólar), Bs. i. 850.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᚢᚾᚴ-ᚾᛅᛘ
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.)
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