GautarOld Norse Dictionary - gautar
Meaning of Old Norse word "gautar" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. pl. a Scandin. people in western Sweden, called in A. S. Geâtes, and to be distinguished from Gotar, Goths; hence Gaut-land, n. the land of the Gauts; Gaut-Elfr, f. the river Gotha, the ‘Elbe of the Gauts;’ Gauta-sker, n. pl. the Skerries of the north-western coast of Sweden; cp. also the mod. Göteborg, Ó. H., FmS., passim.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚢᛏᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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