As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lög-faðmr (lǫg-faðmr)
- m. a legal fathom, one prescribed by law, Grág. ii. 91.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lög-faðmr may be more accurately written as lǫg-faðmr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᚠᛅᚦᛘᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)