Old Norse Dictionary - lög-kennandi

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

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

lög-kennandi (lǫg-kennandi)
part. a ‘law-surveyor’ to declare if a thing belongs to a person or not, Grág. i. 424.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᚴᛁᚾᚾᛅᚾᛏᛁ
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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