VænirOld Norse Dictionary - vænir
Meaning of Old Norse word "vænir" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- or Venir, m. Lake Wener, in Sweden, Fas. ii. 4, 6, Hkr. i. 41; á ísi vatns þess er Veni heitir, Edda 82. One is tempted to think that in the verse of Bragi (Edda begin.) the word ‘vineyjar’ may cover this local name; perh. ‘Vaeneris (like mútaris, vartaris, see Gramm. p. xxvii, col. 1, ll. 21–25) víðri valrauf;’ the ‘wide spoil of the Wener’ = the island of Zealand, for the legend can only have applied to Lake Wener, and not to Lake Malar.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᚾᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)