Almanna-gjá

Old Norse Dictionary - almanna-gjá

Meaning of Old Norse word "almanna-gjá" in English.

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

almanna-gjá
f. local name of the great lava rift close to the alþing, where all the people met; vide Nj. 244, Sturl. i. 206, etc.

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

Abbreviations used:

etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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