Al-göra

Old Norse Dictionary - al-göra

Meaning of Old Norse word "al-göra" (or al-gǫra) in English.

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

al-göra (al-gǫra)
ð, to finish, of buildings, Hkr. iii. 180, Ld. 114. Metaph. to fulfil Fms. iii. 49, Hom. 8, Stj. 18. Reflex, to become completed, Post. 626 B. II. Part. algörr, perfect; perfectam fortitudinem is rendered by algorvan styrkleik, thorough strength, Fms. viii. (pref.), i. 96, Sks. 44, 274, Stj. 563, 114; hið algörvasta, 677. 7.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.
pref.
preface.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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