As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
helgi Old Norse word can mean:
- I. a law term, security, inviolability; nema honum væri helgi meiri mælt en fjörbaugs-manni, Grág. i. 98; engir hundar eigu helgi á sér, ii. 119; hann skal segja til þess í þingbrekku hverja helgi hann leggr á, 267; ú-helgi, loss or forfeiture of one’s personal security, i. e. outlawry; frið-helgi, security; mann-helgi, sacredness of the person: also in a local sense, a holy place, sanctuary; örskots-helgi, sanctuary within bowshot; þing-helgi, the holy boundary of a meeting within the pale fixed in the formulary, helga þing; fisk-helgi, the limits within which the right of jetsum is valid, thus a whale is recorded to have been found outside fisk-helgi, Þjóðólfr, July 28, 1869, p. 162.
- II. holiness, sanctity, 625. 12, Bs. passim, Hkr. ii. 371; helgi Ólafs konungs, Fb. ii. 359, passim.
- COMPDS: helgidagr, helgidómr, helgihald, helgispjöll, helgistaðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᛚᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.