As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
þyna Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f. [akin to þön, þenja?], the withers (?); en er hann sá uxann, þá var hlaupin ofan bógrinn ok slitin þynan (wither-wrung? but of an ox), fýstu flestir at drepa skyldi, Bs. i. 370: or is þyna = the peritoneum, mod. líf-hinna?
- 2. a nickname; Þorbjörn þyna, Landn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᚢᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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