Fjör-skaði

Old Norse Dictionary - fjör-skaði

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

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

fjör-skaði (fjǫr-skaði)
a, m. ‘life-scathe,’ injury to one’s life, N. G. L. i. 169.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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