Þver-höndOld Norse Dictionary - þver-hönd
Meaning of Old Norse word "þver-hönd" (or þver-hǫnd) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- þver-hönd (þver-hǫnd)
- f. a hand’s breadth, Ld. 276.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, þver-hönd may be more accurately written as þver-hǫnd.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᛁᚱ-ᚼᚢᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)