Old Norse Dictionary - föður-bróðir

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

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

föður-bróðir (fǫður-bróðir)
m. a father’s brother, uncle, Grág;. i. 171, ii. 185, Nj. 4: föðurbróður-sonr, a father’s brother’s son, Fms. x. 390.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Njála. (D. II.)
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