Old Norse Dictionary - göfug-látr

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

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

göfug-látr (gǫfug-látr)
adj. worshipful, generous, Fms. viii. 2, Fas. ii. 105: as the name of a king (= great), Ýt. 25.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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