Gamban-Old Norse Dictionary - gamban-
Meaning of Old Norse word "gamban-" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a dubious word, perh. costly; in A. S. poetry gamban occurs twice or thrice in an allit. phrase, gamban gyldan = to pay a fee (Grein): gamban-reiði, f. splendid gear (?), Skm. 33; gamban-sumbl, n. a sumptuous banquet, LS. 8; gamban-teinn, m. a staff, Skm. 32. These poems seem to be by one hand, and the word occurs nowhere else in the northern languageS.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᛘᛒᛅᚾ-
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- alliteration, alliterative.
- A. S.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Loka-senna. (A. I.)
- Skírnis-mál. (A. I.)