Old Norse Dictionary - gör-ræði

Meaning of Old Norse word "gör-ræði" (or gǫr-ræði) in English.

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

gör-ræði (gǫr-ræði)
n. a law term, an arbitrary act; taka skip manns at görræði sínu, Grág. ii. 396.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚱ-ᚱᛅᚦᛁ
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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