Old Norse Dictionary - görninga-vættr

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

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

görninga-vættr (gǫrninga-vættr)
f. a witch, Grett. 151 B, Fs. 166.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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