Lög-festa

Old Norse Dictionary - lög-festa

Meaning of Old Norse word "lög-festa" (or lǫg-festa) in English.

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

lög-festa Old Norse word can mean:

lög-festa (lǫg-festa)
1. t, = festa lög fyrir e-t, see festa (II. 2), N. G. l. i. 244, Gþl. 334, Jb. 250, 331.
lög-festa (lǫg-festa)
2. u, f. a lawful title, right in matters of possession, a Norse law term answering to lyritr (II) in the Icel. law, N. G. l. i. 244, Gþl. 362, 451.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᚠᛁᛋᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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