Vin-hallrOld Norse Dictionary - vin-hallr
Meaning of Old Norse word "vin-hallr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
vin-hallr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. biassed, partial in one’s friendship; eigi var hann v. í dómum, be was no respecter of persons in his judgment, Orkn. 160; vinhallr undir höfðingja, Bs. i. 142; at erki-biskup hafi nökkut v. verit í málinu, Fms. viii. 100, ix. 331, v. l.
- 2. = vinhollr, an affectionate friend, Þorst. Síðu H. 171: prob. only an error (hallr for hollr).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚾ-ᚼᛅᛚᛚᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
- Þorst. Síðu H.
- Þorsteins Saga Síðu-Hallssonar. (D. II.)