Föður-faðirOld Norse Dictionary - föður-faðir
Meaning of Old Norse word "föður-faðir" (or fǫður-faðir) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- föður-faðir (fǫður-faðir)
- m. a father’s father, Grág. i. 171, ii. 185, Jb. 14, Fms. i. 67, vii. 16.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, föður-faðir may be more accurately written as fǫður-faðir.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚦᚢᚱ-ᚠᛅᚦᛁᚱ
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.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)