Lög-bergiOld Norse Dictionary - lög-bergi
Meaning of Old Norse word "lög-bergi" (or lǫg-bergi) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lög-bergi (lǫg-bergi)
- or Lög-berg, n. the Law-hill, rock of law, where the Icel. legislature was held, see Grág., Nj. passim, and Mr. Dasent’s Introduction to Burnt Njál, which contains a description and drawing of the place. Lögbergis-ganga, u, f. the procession (of the goðar) to the Law-rock, Grág. i. 26. Eg. 703, Fms. ii. 172.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lög-bergi may be more accurately written as lǫg-bergi.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᛒᛁᚱᚴᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)