Old 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.)
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