Forn-öld

Old Norse Dictionary - forn-öld

Meaning of Old Norse word "forn-öld" (or forn-ǫld) in English.

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

forn-öld (forn-ǫld)
f. the olden time, mythical age: Fornaldar-sögur, f. pl. mythical stories, (mod.)

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

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
pl.
plural.
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