Arftöku-maðr

Old Norse Dictionary - arftöku-maðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "arftöku-maðr" (or arftǫku-maðr) in English.

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

arftöku-maðr (arftǫku-maðr)
m. an heir, successor to an inheritance, Grág. i. 62, Sturl. i. 98, Fms. v. 53.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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