Old 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.)
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