Old Norse Dictionary - lög-réttr

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

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

lög-réttr (lǫg-réttr)
m. a ‘law-right,’ lawful due; biskup býðr at gjalda fyrir málit sex hundruð, ok kailar biskup meir en tvá lögréttu, Bs. i. 492.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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