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
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Morkinskinna. (E. I.)