As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- líf-gjöf (líf-gjǫf)
- f. the granting the life or pardon to one, Fs. 7, Anal. 201, Fms. iii. 161, vi. 224.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, líf-gjöf may be more accurately written as líf-gjǫf.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚠ-ᚴᛁᚢᚠ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Analecta. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.