TundrOld Norse Dictionary - tundr
Meaning of Old Norse word "tundr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [A. S. tynder; Engl. tinder; Germ. zunder; early Dan. tunder; mod. Dan. tönder]:—tinder, BS. ii. (in a verse), FmS. vii. 192, freq. in mod. usage: tundr-ör, f. a tinder-arrow, a burning shaft hurled in taking possession of land; for this heathen rite see Landn. 3, ch. 8, p. 193; cp. also FmS. vii. 192, where the tinder-arrow has magic power, like silver-buttons in mod. taleS.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚾᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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