Bréfa-görð

Old Norse Dictionary - bréfa-görð

Meaning of Old Norse word "bréfa-görð" (or bréfa-gǫrð) in English.

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

bréfa-görð (bréfa-gǫrð)
f. letter-writing, Bs. i. 475, Fms. ix. 260.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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