Vað-horn

Old Norse Dictionary - vað-horn

Meaning of Old Norse word "vað-horn" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

vað-horn
n. [vaðr], the horn on a fishing-line; in the phrase, hann þykkisk nú vel hafa til stillt ok komið upp í vaðhorni við Sigurð, he thought that S. bad been made to gulp the hook up to the horn, metaph. from a fish gulping the hook, Fb. i. 182 (FmS. xi. 113).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚦ-ᚼᚢᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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