Tál-hreinnOld Norse Dictionary - tál-hreinn
Meaning of Old Norse word "tál-hreinn" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a decoy-reindeer, used as a stale or lure to catch other deer, a απ. λεγ. in Haustl. 3, for this prob. is the sense; and this may have been the very Norse word that Óttarr (Ohthere) used to king Alfred, and which the king rendered into English by stæl-hrânas; but see hreinn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᛚ-ᚼᚱᛁᛁᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- απ. λεγ.
- απαξ. λεγόμενον.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Haustlöng. (A. I.)