AlmenningOld Icelandic Dictionary - almenning
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "almenning" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
almenning Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) common land;
- 2) common or public pasture;
- 3) public thoroughfare (in Norse towns);
- 4) the people, public in general;
- 5) levy, conscription; fullr (allr), hálfr ~r, a full (complete) or half levy of men and ships.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛚᛘᛁᚾᚾᛁᚾᚴ
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