Vind-skeið

Old Norse Dictionary - vind-skeið

Meaning of Old Norse word "vind-skeið" in English.

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

vind-skeið
f. [from vindr, adj., or vindr, m.(?)], the ‘wind-sheath,’ barge-rafter, the edge-boards at a gable end, prob. so called from being twisted in the shape of dragons twisting their tails at the top, while their heads are at the eaves, N. G. L. i. 101, Fs. 62, Eg. 749.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
f.
feminine.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
prob.
probably.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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