FjórðungrOld Icelandic Dictionary - fjórðungr
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "fjórðungr" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
fjórðungr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-s, -ar), m.
- 1) the fourth part, quarter;
- ~ rastar, a distance of about a mile;
- 2) a weight = ten pounds;
- 3) in Iceland, one of the Quarters into which the whole land was divided (Austfirðinga, Vestfirðinga, Norðlendinga, Sunnlendinga ~).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᚢᚱᚦᚢᚾᚴᚱ
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