Old Norse Dictionary - barn-faðir

Meaning of Old Norse word "barn-faðir" in English.

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

m. a child’s alleged father, H. E. ii. 111. barna-móðir was in popish times the name for a priest’s concubine.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
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