VísiOld Norse Dictionary - vísi
Meaning of Old Norse word "vísi" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
vísi Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. a, m. a guide, leader, captain, = vísir (II), only in poets, Hdl., Hkv., Edda (Gl.) Lex. Poët.; skeiðar-vísi, a pilot, steersman, Baut. 816.
- 2. f. knowledge, science; mostly in compds, ætt-vísi: of manners, in læ-vísi, dramb-vísi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᛋᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bautil. (K. II.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Hyndlu-ljóð. (A. II.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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