Old Norse Dictionary - kynnis-gjöf

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

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

kynnis-gjöf (kynnis-gjǫf)
f. a gift to a visitor, Fms. vi. 358.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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