Götu-þjófrOld Norse Dictionary - götu-þjófr
Meaning of Old Norse word "götu-þjófr" (or gǫtu-þjófr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- götu-þjófr (gǫtu-þjófr)
- m. a law term, a thief who has to run the gauntlet through a defile, Swed. gatu-lopp, N. G. L. i. 334.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, götu-þjófr may be more accurately written as gǫtu-þjófr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛏᚢ-ᚦᛁᚢᚠᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)