VitnirOld Norse Dictionary - vitnir
Meaning of Old Norse word "vitnir" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [vitt = charms], a poët. name of the wolf, no doubt from its being a charmed, bewitched animal (witches rode on wolves), Lex. poët., Gm. 23, passim.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᛏᚾᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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