HringrOld Icelandic Dictionary - hringr
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "hringr" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
hringr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-s, ar), m.
- 1) ring, circle; slá hring um e-n, to make a ring around one; í hring, in a circle; hann fór í hring um skipit, he swam in a circle round the ship; með hringum, all around, altogether (brendu upp bœinn Með hringum);
- 2) ring (on the finger or arm, at the end of a chest, in a door, at the end of the hilt); link (in a chain).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᚱᛁᚾᚴᚱ
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