GötvaOld Norse Dictionary - götva
Meaning of Old Norse word "götva" (or gǫtva) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- götva (gǫtva)
- að, [akin to gata, a way dug or bored through; the characteristic v is preserved in Goth. gatvo = platea]:—to dig, bury; götvaðr (part.), buried (in a cairn), Ísl. ii. 280; götva þeir hann þar í grjótinu, they cast stones over him, Gísl. 72, Gkv. 18: in mod. usage, upp-götva, to discover, (freq.)
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, götva may be more accurately written as gǫtva.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛏᚢᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
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