Göngu-konaOld Norse Dictionary - göngu-kona
Meaning of Old Norse word "göngu-kona" (or gǫngu-kona) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- göngu-kona (gǫngu-kona)
- u, f. a vagrant woman, Grág. i. 340, Nj. 142, Bs. i. 494.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, göngu-kona may be more accurately written as gǫngu-kona.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚾᚴᚢ-ᚴᚢᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)