As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
þriðjungr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. the third part of a thing, Nj. 3, Eg. 57, 266, FmS. i. 70, N. G. L. i. 421, Grág. i. 156, passim.
- II. as a political division, the third part of a shire, A. S. Þrithing, low Lat. Trithinga, a Thriding (cp. the Yorkshire Ridings); in IceL. every þing (q. v.) was subdivided into three parts (i. e. there were three ‘godords’ in each þing); þriðjungs-maðr, an inmate or liegeman of such a ‘riding,’ Grág. i. 16; þriðjungs vist, domicile in a ‘riding’ (referring to the þingfesti, q. v.), 114: in Norway a church-division, fjórðungs menn eða þriðjungs, N. G. L. i. 133.
- COMPDS: þriðjungsauki, þriðjungarfé, þriðjungafélag, þriðjungskona, þriðjungspenningr, þriðjungaskipti, þriðjungstíund, þriðjungsþing.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚱᛁᚦᛁᚢᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.