Old Norse Dictionary - gegn-görð

Meaning of Old Norse word "gegn-görð" (or gegn-gǫrð) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

gegn-görð (gegn-gǫrð)
f. a Norse law term, ‘harbouring the king,’ a tax, D. N.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, gegn-görð may be more accurately written as gegn-gǫrð.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚴᚾ-ᚴᚢᚱᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Works & Authors cited:

D. N.
Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
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