Old Norwegian Dictionary - þumalöln

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "þumalöln" (or þumalǫln) in Norwegian.

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

þumalöln (þumalǫln)
þumalöln, f. Alen saa lang som fra Al- buen til Tommelfingerens Spidse (mht.dûmelle DWb. II, 881). Grg. II, 19216;Frost. 13, 21.

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, þumalöln may be more accurately written as þumalǫln.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚦᚢᛘᛆᛚᚯᛚᚿ
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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