As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- lögsögu-maðr (lǫgsǫgu-maðr)
- m. the ‘law-speaking man,’ the lagman or law-speaker of the Icel. Commonwealth, see the remarks S. v. lögmaðr; for the office, duties, etc. see Grág., esp. the Lögsögumanns-þáttr or section of the l., the Íb., Kristni S. ch. 11, Nj., etc.; for a list of the Icel. lögsögumenn from 930–1280 A. D. and lögmenn from 1280–1800, when the office and name were abolished, see Safn ii. 1 sqq. The lögsögumaðr was during the first hundred years (930–1030) elected for life, afterwards for a shorter time (three years); his tenure of office formed the groundwork for the chronology of Ari the historian in his work the Icelander Book.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, lögsögu-maðr may be more accurately written as lǫgsǫgu-maðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴᛋᚢᚴᚢ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. D.
- Anno Domini.
- et cetera.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Íslendinga-bók. (D. I.)
- Kristni S.
- Kristni Saga. (D. I. III.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Safn til Sögu Islands.
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.