Fóstr-jörð

Old Norse Dictionary - fóstr-jörð

Meaning of Old Norse word "fóstr-jörð" (or fóstr-jǫrð) in English.

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

fóstr-jörð (fóstr-jǫrð)
f. a native country, Nj. 45, Fms. i. 76, Hom. 140.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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