ValköstrOld Norwegian Dictionary - valköstr
Meaning of Old Norwegian word "valköstr" (or valkǫstr) in Norwegian.
As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:
- valköstr (valkǫstr)
- valköstr, m. Dynge af faldnes Lig; varðþar svá mikit valfall, at konungsmennhlupu á valköstum þurt yfir ána Fm. VI,6623; fellr hverr ofan (d. e. um) annan sváþykkt, at hátt hlóðust valkestirnir Klm.2592; Fld. I, 38524; om levende: þá fórflóttinn ofan um Lafranzkirkju, varðþá þröng mikil um garðshliðit, ok láþar hverr um þveran annan, gerðistþar valköstr mikill Fm. IX, 3111 jvf 14.
Part of speech: m
Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, valköstr may be more accurately written as valkǫstr.
Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚠᛆᛚᚴᚯᛋᛏᚱ
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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