Lög-skuldOld Norse Dictionary - lög-skuld
Meaning of Old Norse word "lög-skuld" (or lǫg-skuld) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lög-skuld (lǫg-skuld)
- f. a legal debt. lögskuldar-maðr, m., and -kona, u, f. a male (female) legal debtor, Grág. i. 221, 233, 339, ii. 69, 70.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lög-skuld may be more accurately written as lǫg-skuld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᛋᚴᚢᛚᛏ
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.)