Baug-rygr

Old Norse Dictionary - baug-rygr

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

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

baug-rygr
jar, f. pl. ir, a law term, an only daughter entitled to receive and pay weregild, in default of heirs male. The Norse law defines thus, ef hon er einberni, ok til arfs komin, þar til er hón sezt á brúðstól, … up to her wedding day, N. G. l. i. 184, 92: the Icel. law does not limit the right to her marrying; sú er kona ein er bæði skal baugi bæta ok baug taka, ef hon er einberni, en sú kona heitir b., en hon er dóttir hins dauða, Grág. ii. 183.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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