Lög-mæltrOld Norse Dictionary - lög-mæltr
Meaning of Old Norse word "lög-mæltr" (or lǫg-mæltr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lög-mæltr (lǫg-mæltr)
- part. defined in the law, prescribed in the law; in the old oath, öll lögmælt skil, all pleadings or proceedings as prescribed in the law, Nj. 232; see lögmætr below, which seems to be the older form.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lög-mæltr may be more accurately written as lǫg-mæltr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᛘᛅᛚᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Njála. (D. II.)