Fjör-gjafi

Old Norse Dictionary - fjör-gjafi

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjör-gjafi" (or fjǫr-gjafi) in English.

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

fjör-gjafi (fjǫr-gjafi)
a, m. one who saves another’s life, = lífgjafi, Al. 98, Mork. 109.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Mork.
Morkinskinna. (E. I.)
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