Old Norse Dictionary - mat-björg

Meaning of Old Norse word "mat-björg" (or mat-bjǫrg) in English.

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

mat-björg (mat-bjǫrg)
f. provision from hand to mouth, Ó. H. 153.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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