Lög-bókOld Norse Dictionary - lög-bók
Meaning of Old Norse word "lög-bók" (or lǫg-bók) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lög-bók (lǫg-bók)
- f. a ‘law-book,’ code of laws, Fms. vii. 305, viii. 277, K. Þ. K. 24, n. G. l. i. 378, Ísl. Ann. 1271, 1272, 1280, D. n. passim: but as the Icel. Commonwealth has no fixed code, so the word never applies to Icel. previous to the union with Norway.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lög-bók may be more accurately written as lǫg-bók.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᛒᚢᚴ
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:
- Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- K. Þ. K.
- Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)