As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- gjögr (gjǫgr)
- f. a cleft, rift; gljúfr ok gjögrar, Bs. i. 200; rare, but still existing as the local name of a fishing-place in north-western Icel., (Gjögr, or á Gjögri), used as neut.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, gjögr may be more accurately written as gjǫgr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚢᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.