Old Norse Dictionary - lög-stefna

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

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

lög-stefna (lǫg-stefna)
u, f. a lawful summons, Grág. i. 39, 374, Nj. 240.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᛋᛏᛁᚠᚾᛅ
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.)
Njála. (D. II.)
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