Föður-landOld Norse Dictionary - föður-land
Meaning of Old Norse word "föður-land" (or fǫður-land) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- föður-land (fǫður-land)
- n. [Germ. vaterland, Dan. fædreland], fatherland, Bær. 17, a rare word, sounding even now affected and mod.; Icel. prefer saying ætt-jörð, fóstr-jörð, or the like.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, föður-land may be more accurately written as fǫður-land.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚦᚢᚱ-ᛚᛅᚾᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bærings Saga. (G. II.)