Old Norwegian Dictionary - kinnbjörg

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "kinnbjörg" (or kinnbjǫrg) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

kinnbjörg (kinnbjǫrg)
kinnbjörg, f. Skjærm som tjener baadetil Kindens Beskyttelse og til dermed atfastbinde Hjelmen under Hagen (jvfHöf. Leb. II, 42 fgg). Klm. 2869;Sturl. I, 37516; hafði hjalm á höfði eneigi spent kinnbjörgunum Grett. 7517.

Part of speech: f

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, kinnbjörg may be more accurately written as kinnbjǫrg.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚴᛁᚿᚿᛒᛁᚯᚱᚵ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.

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