As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- heilsu-gjöf (heilsu-gjǫf)
- f. a ‘gift of health,’ cure, Fas. iii. 277, Magn. 532: eccl. salvation, Stj. 141.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, heilsu-gjöf may be more accurately written as heilsu-gjǫf.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛁᛚᛋᚢ-ᚴᛁᚢᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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