Fjötra

Old Norse Dictionary - fjötra

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjötra" (or fjǫtra) in English.

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

fjötra (fjǫtra)
að, to fetter, Eg. 239, Nj. 136, Fms. iv. 264, vi. 378; fjötra hest, to hobble a horse, Glúm. 378, = mod. hepta (q. v.)

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

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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