As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
hinn Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (hin, hitt), dem. pron.
- 1) the other; á hinn fótinn, on the other leg; pl. the others, the rest (Kimbi bar sár sín engan mun betr en hinir);
- 2) emphatically, that; hitt ek hugða, that was what I thought; hitt vil ek vita, that I want to know.
- (hin, hit), def. art., before an adjective standing alone or followed by a substantive, the, = inn, enn (eptir hinni eystri kvísl).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚾᚾ
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