VingullOld Norse Dictionary - vingull
Meaning of Old Norse word "vingull" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
vingull Old Norse word can mean:
- m. an oaf, simpleton, freq. in mod. usage; þú ert mesti vingull! and vinguls-ligr, adj. oafish.
- 2. a horse’s pizzle, Fb. ii. 332.
- 3. botan. fesuca, Hjalt. Vingul-mörk, f. name of a county in Norway (referring to phallus worship?), Fms.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚾᚴᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hjaltalín, Icelandic Botany.
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