Ást-goði

Old Norse Dictionary - ást-goði

Meaning of Old Norse word "ást-goði" in English.

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

ást-goði
a, m. a darling, good genius; hann þótti öllum mönnum á., he (viz. bishop Paul) was endeared to all hearts, Bs. i. 137: the old Ed. reads ástgóði, endearment, which seems less correct, v. goði: goði in the sense of good genius is still in use in the ditty to the Icel. game ‘goða-tafl’ (heima ræð eg goða minn).

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

Abbreviations used:

Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.
viz.
namely.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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