Old Norse Dictionary - göfug-leikr

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

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

göfug-leikr (gǫfug-leikr)
(-ki), m. worshipfulness, Fms. i. 295, x. 280: highness, 310.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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