As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a ‘fore-yard,’ the fore-court of a house, Fsm. 2, 3: the metaph. phrase, vera á forgörðum (mod. fara að forgörðum), of stores, to go out of doors, i. e. to be wasted and squandered, Fas. iii. 51.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚱ-ᚴᛅᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fjölsvinns-mál. (A. II.)
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