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
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.