GelgjaOld Norse Dictionary - gelgja
Meaning of Old Norse word "gelgja" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
gelgja Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f. [akin to gálgi], the cheek bones of a fish; gelgju-bein, n. the small bones in the gelgja; hence gelgju-legr or gelgju-leitr, adj. haggard-looking, pinched in the face.
- II. mythol. the name of the tack or pin belonging to the chain whereby the wolf Fenrir was fastened, f. Edda 221, cp. 20.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᛚᚴᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- mythology, mythologically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
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