GlófiOld Norse Dictionary - glófi
Meaning of Old Norse word "glófi" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [A. S. glôf occurs as early as Beowulf], a glove, Nj. 46, FmS. i. 246, Dipl. v. 18, BS. i. 342, Gullþ. 6, 8, Fb. i. 529. glófaðr, part. gloved, Karl. 288. The word is no doubt borrowed from the English, and is used in the Sagas chiefly of costly embroidered gloves; another word is handski = ‘hand-shoe,’ prob. from the Germ. handschuhe; the popular words are vöttr and vetlingr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛚᚢᚠᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gull-Þóris Saga. (D. II.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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