As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
spaði Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m. a spade, freq. in mod. usau;e.
- 2. the check pattern used in hand-weaving; tróður hafa á spöðum, Hallgr.; hence the phrase, hafa á spöðunum, to be all busy and bustling, id.
- 3. the spade in cards.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛒᛅᚦᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Works & Authors cited:
- Hallgrímr Pétrsson.
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.