Baug-eiðr

Old Norse Dictionary - baug-eiðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "baug-eiðr" in English.

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

baug-eiðr
m. the oath upon the sacred temple ring in heathen times; b. Óðinn hygg ek at unnit hafi, hvat skal hans trygðum trúa, Hm. 110; cp. the phrase, vinna eið at baugi, v. baugr below; the baugeiðr of heathen times answers to the Christian bókeiðr and vinna eið at bók, to swear, laying the hand upon the Gospel.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
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