Lög-vörnOld Norse Dictionary - lög-vörn
Meaning of Old Norse word "lög-vörn" (or lǫg-vǫrn) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lög-vörn (lǫg-vǫrn)
- f. a lawful point of defence, in pleading; ok finna þeir eigi lögvarnir í málinu, ok horfði til þess at Þorkell mundi verða sekr, Glúm. 347, Nj. 111, Grág. i. 41, 423.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lög-vörn may be more accurately written as lǫg-vǫrn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᚢᚢᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)