Þing-húsOld Norse Dictionary - þing-hús
Meaning of Old Norse word "þing-hús" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a house in which a meeting is held, Fb. ii. 49 (where it is an error for hús-þing, Ó. H. 45, l. c.); the word is rare in old writers, because parliaments of old were held in the open air: the word is esp. used of the Jewish synagogue, Greg. 48, Mar.: also for the Roman praetorium or a judgment-hall, John xviii. 28; so also in mod. usage, cp. Jb. 21.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚾᚴ-ᚼᚢᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Gregory. (F. II.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)