Erg

Old Norse Dictionary - erg

Meaning of Old Norse word "erg" in English.

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

erg
n., Gael. word, answering to the Scot. shiel or shieling; upp um dalinn þar sem var erg nokkut, þat köllu vér setr = der som vaar noget erg, det kalde vi. sætter (in the Danish transl.), Orkn. 448 (Addit.), cp. local names in Caithness, e. g. Ásgríms-erg, Orkn. 458.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
Gael.
Gaelic.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
Scot.
Scottish.
transl.
translation.

Works & Authors cited:

Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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