Old Norse Dictionary - görninga-sótt

Meaning of Old Norse word "görninga-sótt" (or gǫrninga-sótt) in English.

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

görninga-sótt (gǫrninga-sótt)
f. sickness caused by sorcery, Fas. i. 324.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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