Old Norse Dictionary - hest-gjöf

Meaning of Old Norse word "hest-gjöf" (or hest-gjǫf) in English.

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

hest-gjöf (hest-gjǫf)
f. a gift of a horse, Njarð. 368.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Njarðvíkinga Saga. (D. II.)
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