Aptr-ganga

Old Norse Dictionary - aptr-ganga

Meaning of Old Norse word "aptr-ganga" in English.

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

aptr-ganga
u, f. [ganga aptr], a ghost, apparition, the French revenant; about this superstition vide Ísl. Þjóðs. i. 222–317, Grett. ch. 34–37 (the ghost Glám), Eb. ch. 34, 50–55, 63 (Thorolf Bægifót), Ld. ch. 17, Sd. ch. 17–22, 30 (Klaufi), Háv. 41, Flóam. ch. 28, etc. etc.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Háv.
Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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