TunnaOld Norse Dictionary - tunna
Meaning of Old Norse word "tunna" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. a tun, barrel, Nj. 133, Al. 114, Fms. ix. 425, N. G. l. ii, D. N., Edda Ht. (sal-tönna): as a measure, Fms. iii. 211, the word seems not to have come into use before the 13th century.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚾᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hátta-tal. (C. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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