As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
þvætta Old Norse word can mean:
- t, [Dan. tvætte; an iterative from þvá], to wash; skírðr ok þvættr, Barl. 159. v. l.: in mod. usage mostly vulgar.
- 2. metaph. to talk wash, gabble; hvað ertu að þvætta.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᛅᛏᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
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