As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lík-söngr (lík-sǫngr)
- m. a funeral dirge, funeral service, Grág. i. 204. líksöngs-kaup, n., mod. líksöngs-eyrir, m. a funeral fee, K. Þ. K. 28, Grág. ii. 388.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lík-söngr may be more accurately written as lík-sǫngr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚴ-ᛋᚢᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- K. Þ. K.
- Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.