GöngOld Norse Dictionary - göng
Meaning of Old Norse word "göng" (or gǫng) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- göng (gǫng)
- n. pl. [gangr], a passage, lobby; en ór kastala vóru göng upp í kirkju, Fms. ix. 523: freq. in mod. usage, of a narrow passage, baðstofu-göng, esp. when leading from the door to the sitting-room: metaph., gefa e-m göng, to give one free passage, xi. 283; kunna göng at orostu, to know the ways of fighting, vi. 387.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, göng may be more accurately written as gǫng.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚾᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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