Old Norwegian Dictionary - sundfjöðr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "sundfjöðr" (or sundfjǫðr) in Norwegian.

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

sundfjöðr (sundfjǫðr)
sundfjöðr, f. Svømmefinne paa Hval; þater hans nattúra at ljósta skip með sund-fjöðrum sínum Kgs. 3117; þat skrimslsýnisk líkt fiski bæði með hreistri okmeð sporði ok sundfjöðrum Kgs. 3914.

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, sundfjöðr may be more accurately written as sundfjǫðr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛋᚢᚿᚦᚠᛁᚯᚦᚱ
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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