Old Norse Dictionary - svinna

Meaning of Old Norse word "svinna" in English.

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

u, f. sagacity, good sense; kann ek mér meiri svinnu. enn at takask á hendr einn útlendan mann, Ó. H. 144; með enga svinnu, Fms. i. (in a verse); ú-svinna, discourtesy, rudeness.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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