TestamentOld Norse Dictionary - testament
Meaning of Old Norse word "testament" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
testament Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [for. word; Lat. testamentum], a bequest, will, Bs. i. 718; bequests were an innovation from the Roman law, for as Tacitus says—heredes successoresque sui cuique liberi, et ‘nullum testamentum,’ ch, 20; the ancient Northern law knows no ‘last will,’ yet cp. Eg. ch. 9.
- II. eccl. the Testament, n. T., Vídal.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛋᛏᛅᛘᛁᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- N. T.
- New Testament.
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