As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
þinurr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. [tinar, Ivar Aasen], a kind of resinous fir-tree, of which bows and hoops were made, Edda ii. 483; mold-þinorr, the earth-tree, of the tree Ygdrasil, Vsp. (the reading ‘Miðgarðs-orm,’ in the paraphrase Edda 44, refers to a form ‘mold-þinull’ = earth-string, i. e. a serpent).
- 2. metaph. a bow, being made of the wood of this tree; Fiðrinn skaut bogann með bíldör, ok kom á þinorinn ok brast í sundr boginn, Ó. T. 59 (Fms. x. 362).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚾᚢᚱᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Völuspá. (A. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ó. T.
- Ólafs Saga Tryggvasonar. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.