Bjarn-gjöld

Old Norse Dictionary - bjarn-gjöld

Meaning of Old Norse word "bjarn-gjöld" (or bjarn-gjǫld) in English.

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

bjarn-gjöld (bjarn-gjǫld)
n. pl. ‘bear-gild,’ reward for killing a bear, Fs. 150.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
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