Old Norse Dictionary - þing-heyjandi

Meaning of Old Norse word "þing-heyjandi" in English.

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

þing-heyjandi Old Norse word can mean:

part. a ‘þing-performer,’ the law term for any person who visits a þing, on a summons to perform any public duty: every priest had to appear with a certain retinue of franklins, in order that there should always be present a sufficient number of neighbours, judges, witnesses, etc.; in return for such duty the persons attending received a fee, and were exempted from paying the þing-tax (þingfararkaup), which was defrayed by the franklins who stayed at home, Grág. i. 24, 46, 116, (Kb.) ii. 158; a priest had a right, at the spring meeting, to call on the ninth part of his liege-franklins to follow him to the alþing, Grág. i. 116.
2. ‘Ecclesiastes’ is rendered by þingheyjandi, Greg;. 71.

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

Abbreviations used:

et cetera.

Works & Authors cited:

Grágás. (B. I.)
Konungs-bók. (B. I, C. I, etc.)
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