Eptir-görð

Old Norse Dictionary - eptir-görð

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

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

eptir-görð (eptir-gǫrð)
f. ‘after-making,’ i. e. funeral-honours, esp. gifts for the soul of the dead, Fms. x. 103, 234, Gþl. 61.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
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