TangiOld Norse Dictionary - tangi
Meaning of Old Norse word "tangi" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
tangi Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m. [A. S. tange; North. E. tang], a spit of land, a point projecting into the sea or river (but tunga when two rivers meet); á tanganum nessins, Eb. 12; er skipit kom fram fyrir tangann, Ísl. ii. 99; eyrar-tangi, see eyrr: in Icel. local nameS.
- 2. the pointed end by which the blade is driven into the handle; sverðit brast í tanganum, Valla l. 213; lagði hón klæði um tangann ok togaði, of a knife, BS. i. 385.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚾᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- North. E.
- Northern English.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Valla L.
- Valla Ljóts Saga. (D. II.)
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