VíkingOld Icelandic Dictionary - víking
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "víking" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- f. freebooting voyage, piracy, (hann var í v. á sumrum ok fekk sér fjár); liggja í ~u ok hernaði, to be engaged in freebooting expedition and warfare; fara í v., to go out on a freebooting expedition.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚴᛁᚾᚴ
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