Old Norse Dictionary - goða-kviðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "goða-kviðr" in English.

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

m. a law term, the verdict of a jury composed of twelve goðar, commonly called tylftar-kviðr, a ‘twelver-verdict,’ fixed for some special cases, defined in Grág.; the goða-kviðr was opposed to the búa-kviðr, vide búi, Grág. i. 168, passim.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Grágás. (B. I.)
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