VölsungrOld Norse Dictionary - völsungr
Meaning of Old Norse word "völsungr" (or vǫlsungr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- völsungr (vǫlsungr)
- m. the name of an ancient myth. king, whence Völsungar, see Völsunga Saga, the Edda, Hkv.; Völsunga drekka, to drink of the Wolsungs, i. e. poison, Bragi; the word is thought to be from a Slavonic idol Wolos. Völsunga-kviða, u. f. the lay of the Wolsungs, Sæm. 112.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, völsungr may be more accurately written as vǫlsungr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚢᛚᛋᚢᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Sæmundar Edda. (A, C. I.)