GaglOld Norse Dictionary - gagl
Meaning of Old Norse word "gagl" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. [Ivar Aasen gagl = wild goose, cp. the Scot. a gale of geese = a flock of geese]:—a wild goose, Edda (Gl.); gagl fyrir gás, a saying, Ó. H. 87: in poetry, of any bird, hræ-g., blóð-g., etc., a carrion-crow; the word is not used in Icel. except in the saying above; the goshawk is called gagl-fár, n. and gagl-hati, a, m. goose-destroyer.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚴᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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