Jarla-sögurOld Norse Dictionary - jarla-sögur
Meaning of Old Norse word "jarla-sögur" (or jarla-sǫgur) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- jarla-sögur (jarla-sǫgur)
- f. pl. Earls’ Sagas (earls of Orkney), the old name of the present Orkneyinga Saga, Fb. ii. 347, Ó. H. 100.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, jarla-sögur may be more accurately written as jarla-sǫgur.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛅᚱᛚᛅ-ᛋᚢᚴᚢᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)