Ætt-jörð

Old Norse Dictionary - ætt-jörð

Meaning of Old Norse word "ætt-jörð" (or ætt-jǫrð) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

ætt-jörð (ætt-jǫrð)
f. a native county, O. H. L. 41, freq. in mod. usage; cp. áttjörð.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ætt-jörð may be more accurately written as ætt-jǫrð.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏᛏ-ᛁᚢᚱᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
L.
Linnæus.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

O. H. L.
Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
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