Old Norse Dictionary - lög-garðr

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

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

lög-garðr (lǫg-garðr)
m. a lawful fence, as prescribed in law as to height and thickness. Grág. ii. 262, 266, 267.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᚴᛅᚱᚦᚱ
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.)
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