Old Norse Dictionary - spenni-töng

Meaning of Old Norse word "spenni-töng" (or spenni-tǫng) in English.

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

spenni-töng (spenni-tǫng)
f. a ‘clasp-tongs’, forceps, Ó. H. 223, Eb. 244.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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