As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- t, to ride two on one horse; nær hálfum mánaði síðar var honum (the horse) tvímennt, Bs. i. 389: in the phrase, tvímenna yfir ána, to cross a river two on one horse, an every day’s occurrence in Icel.; as to Scotland in ancient times, there is a curious record in Orkn. ch. 5; a lively sketch of this is found in the Queen’s ‘Leaves from a Journal,’ ‘Fording the Poll Tarf.’
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᛁ-ᛘᛁᚾᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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