Fjórðungr

Old 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:

fjórðungr
(-s, -ar), m.
fjórðungr
1) the fourth part, quarter;
fjórðungr
~ rastar, a distance of about a mile;
fjórðungr
2) a weight = ten pounds;
fjórðungr
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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
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