Old Norse Dictionary - föður-betringr

Meaning of Old Norse word "föður-betringr" (or fǫður-betringr) in English.

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

föður-betringr (fǫður-betringr)
m. better than one’s father, Grett. 110.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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