For-sögn

Old Norse Dictionary - for-sögn

Meaning of Old Norse word "for-sögn" (or for-sǫgn) in English.

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

for-sögn Old Norse word can mean:

for-sögn (for-sǫgn)
f. order, superintendance, Fms. i. 290, x. 433, Orkn. 286, Sturl. i. 46 C.
for-sögn (for-sǫgn)
β. prophecy, Stj. 114.
for-sögn (for-sǫgn)
γ. a law term, previous declaration, n. G. l. i. 88, 89. forsagnar-vitni, n. a witness to a declaration, n. G. l. i. 32, Gþl. 475.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
L.
Linnæus.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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