Lög-fóstrOld Norse Dictionary - lög-fóstr
Meaning of Old Norse word "lög-fóstr" (or lǫg-fóstr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lög-fóstr (lǫg-fóstr)
- n. a fostering, as defined in law, the fostering a child from its 8th to its 16th year, Grág. ii. 45; see fóstr.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lög-fóstr may be more accurately written as lǫg-fóstr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᚠᚢᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)