Old Norse Dictionary - föður-kyn

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

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

föður-kyn (fǫður-kyn)
n. father’s kin, Eg. 266.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Egils Saga. (D. II.)
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