StellingOld Norse Dictionary - stelling
Meaning of Old Norse word "stelling" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- f. [cp. Germ. stellen, stallr], the mast-step; íss var í stellingunni, Fms. ix. 386, v. l.: hence the phrase, setja e-ð í stellingu, to put it firm, right; úr stellingu, out of groove; setja sig í stellingarnar, to put oneself in posture, metaphor taken from raising the mast.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛋᛏᛁᛚᛚᛁᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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