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"A possible use of..."[edit]

The details in this paragraph could do with some references. --Dependent Variable.

or at least a crossreference to Gallagher -- Vaevictus (talk) 17:16, 20 August 2008 (UTC)


Fir isn't native to Scandinavia, so how could they use a pile of fir branches as a hlaut-tein? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:22, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

It is because the meaning of fir has changed in modern times. Originally, it referred to pinus species, whereas today it refers abies species.--Berig (talk) 15:14, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Might be unrelated, but today the spruce (gran) and fir (æ/ä/edelgran) have very similar names in Scandinavia. 惑乱 Wakuran (talk) 15:15, 24 February 2011 (UTC)


The refs in this article don't seem too complete, so I'm tagging for refimprove. ErikTheBikeMan (talk) 16:06, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Merge with [edit]

  • Oppose. They're separate subjects with plenty of information to be added to their own articles. There's no reason to conflate the two. :bloodofox: (talk) 17:53, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Not appropriate for merging, should be dealt with separately. –Holt (TC) 22:26, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The overlapping uses of the terms in different times and in different places, and the relation of both to the issue of Heathen hofs are important data to be covered. But that's not to say that the best way to do that is to cover the usually more specific word under the usually broader word.Yngvadottir (talk) 15:44, 24 April 2010 (UTC)


Shouldn't this article be lying at hǫrgr? --Harald Khan Ճ 19:17, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Apparently the software reads the ogonek as an ö; if you put Hǫrgr in the search box, it suggests this article. So not necessary as a redirect, and I believe policy is that an article shouldn't have a main title that is that hard to type correctly. But if you really like using ogoneks, make the redirect.Yngvadottir (talk) 15:50, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
There is a red link in my text above, so I disagree about the redirects. Is though the "ö" easier to type? It is for me, but how about English keyboards for instance? And just how correct is it to replace the "ǫ" with an "ö"? --Harald Khan Ճ 17:39, 24 April 2010 (UTC)
You could go ahead and make the redirect, but as I say, the search box suggests hörgr anyway, so I don't see the utility unless someone is adding hǫrgr to articles. ǫ (the ogonek article tells me it is technically o caudata in Old Norse) appears among the edit symbols below the edit summary box and "save page" button below, but other than that it cannot be typed on any keyboard so far as I know; one has to copy and paste it, although some fonts do now include it. ö is easier; it can be typed on an English keyboard using an alt-code plus the numberpad, or using a code starting with &. For that reason, as I understand it, Icelanders standardized ö and did not hold out for ǫ.Yngvadottir (talk) 21:56, 25 April 2010 (UTC)

Recently Unearthed Norwegian Site[edit]

As a note, this site in Norway—as well as other appropriate archaeological finds—needs to be handled by this article in the future. :bloodofox: (talk) 03:25, 16 March 2012 (UTC)