Fóstr

Old Norse Dictionary - fóstr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fóstr" in English.

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

fóstr
n. [a Scandin. word; Swed.-Dan. and North. E. foster; but neither in Goth., A. S., nor Germ.]:—the fostering of a child, FmS. i. 1, Eg. 119, Nj. 40, Grág. i. 276, 277, Gþl. 531, FS. 12, Ld. passim; for this see barn-fóstr, but cp. also Grág. Ó. Þ. ch. 21: the savings, fjórðungi bregðr til fóstrs, Nj. (vide bregda), and fé er fóstri líkt; ást-fóstr, q. v.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Germ.
German.
Goth.
Gothic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
North. E.
Northern English.
q. v.
quod vide.
S.
Saga.
Scandin.
Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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