Old Norse Dictionary - kvenn-gjöf

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

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

kvenn-gjöf (kvenn-gjǫf)
f. a gift to a woman, N. G. L. i. 75.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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