Old Norse Dictionary - göngumanna-erfð

Meaning of Old Norse word "göngumanna-erfð" (or gǫngumanna-erfð) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

göngumanna-erfð (gǫngumanna-erfð)
n. taking the inheritance of a vagrant, Grág. i. 190.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, göngumanna-erfð may be more accurately written as gǫngumanna-erfð.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚾᚴᚢᛘᛅᚾᚾᛅ-ᛁᚱᚠᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

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Works & Authors cited:

Grágás. (B. I.)
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