As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- göngu-maðr (gǫngu-maðr)
- (pl. -menn), m. a vagrant, beggar, Grág. i. 163, 295, 341, K. Þ. K. 34, 80, Gísl. 54–56, 141.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, göngu-maðr may be more accurately written as gǫngu-maðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚾᚴᚢ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- K. Þ. K.
- Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.