Fimm-tögr

Old Norse Dictionary - fimm-tögr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fimm-tögr" (or fimm-tǫgr) in English.

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

fimm-tögr (fimm-tǫgr)
or fimm-tugr, adj. fifty years old, Fms. xi. 75:—measuring fifty (ells, fathoms, or the like), cp. áttræðr.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
cp.
compare.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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