ÞvestOld Norse Dictionary - þvest
Meaning of Old Norse word "þvest" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- or þvesti, n. [no doubt akin to Ulf. ga-þwastian = to make fast, þwastiþa = το ἀσφαλές]:—prop. the fast or firm parts, the lean of the flesh, as opp. to the fat, the lean of a whale’s flesh, the flesh underneath the blubber of a whale, opp. to ‘rengi’ and ‘spik;’ at af teknu þvesti ok beinum, Vm. 107; þvest-slytti, blubber, Grett. (in a verse); the word is freq. in mod. usage.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᛁᛋᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- proper, properly.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)