Bjarn-gjöldOld 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
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Works & Authors cited:
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)