Old Norse Dictionary - göfug-kvendi

Meaning of Old Norse word "göfug-kvendi" (or gǫfug-kvendi) in English.

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

göfug-kvendi (gǫfug-kvendi)
n. a noble woman, lady, Eb. 18, Ld. 334.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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