Old Norse Dictionary - þögn-horfinn

Meaning of Old Norse word "þögn-horfinn" (or þǫgn-horfinn) in English.

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

þögn-horfinn (þǫgn-horfinn)
part. ‘silence-bereft,’ i. e. noisy, an epithet of a mill, Gs. (απ. λεγ.); the passage is not quite clear, and an alliteration seems to be wanting.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.
i. e.
id est.

Works & Authors cited:

Grótta-söngr. (A. II.)
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