Old Norse Dictionary - lífs-björg

Meaning of Old Norse word "lífs-björg" (or lífs-bjǫrg) in English.

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

lífs-björg (lífs-bjǫrg)
f. food to sustain life, Fms. vi. 235, Stj. 420, Þorst. Siðu H. 180.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚠᛋ-ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚴ
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.)
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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