Jóla-gjöfOld Norse Dictionary - jóla-gjöf
Meaning of Old Norse word "jóla-gjöf" (or jóla-gjǫf) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- jóla-gjöf (jóla-gjǫf)
- f. a Yule gift, Christmas box, Eg. 516, Hkr. ii. 70: a tax paid to the king, N. G. L. i. 58, Fms. vii. 1, x. 410.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, jóla-gjöf may be more accurately written as jóla-gjǫf.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᚢᛚᛅ-ᚴᛁᚢᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)