Old Norse Dictionary - þinga-kvöð

Meaning of Old Norse word "þinga-kvöð" (or þinga-kvǫð) in English.

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

þinga-kvöð (þinga-kvǫð)
f. a summoning persons to an assembly, to perform public duties there; vanda skal búa í þingakvöð, Grág. i. 142.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, þinga-kvöð may be more accurately written as þinga-kvǫð.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Grágás. (B. I.)
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