Göngu-sveinnOld Norse Dictionary - göngu-sveinn
Meaning of Old Norse word "göngu-sveinn" (or gǫngu-sveinn) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- göngu-sveinn (gǫngu-sveinn)
- m. a beggar-boy, Korm. 192.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, göngu-sveinn may be more accurately written as gǫngu-sveinn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚾᚴᚢ-ᛋᚢᛁᛁᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)