Gagna-höldOld Norse Dictionary - gagna-höld
Meaning of Old Norse word "gagna-höld" (or gagna-hǫld) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- gagna-höld (gagna-hǫld)
- n. pl. a holding back of proofs, evidence, Grág. ii. 273.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, gagna-höld may be more accurately written as gagna-hǫld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚴᚾᛅ-ᚼᚢᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)