Old Norse Dictionary - kögur-barn

Meaning of Old Norse word "kögur-barn" (or kǫgur-barn) in English.

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

kögur-barn (kǫgur-barn)
n. [Norse koggebarn], prop. a ‘swaddled-bairn,’ a bantling, infant, as a term of abuse, Fas. ii. 232.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

proper, properly.

Works & Authors cited:

Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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