Föður-gjöldOld Norse Dictionary - föður-gjöld
Meaning of Old Norse word "föður-gjöld" (or fǫður-gjǫld) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- föður-gjöld (fǫður-gjǫld)
- n. pl. weregild for one’s father, Edda 48, Ísl. ii. 216.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, föður-gjöld may be more accurately written as fǫður-gjǫld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚦᚢᚱ-ᚴᛁᚢᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)