Old Norse Dictionary - mat-gjöf

Meaning of Old Norse word "mat-gjöf" (or mat-gjǫf) in English.

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

mat-gjöf (mat-gjǫf)
f. a gift in food (to the poor), Grág. i. 296, 443.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛅᛏ-ᚴᛁᚢᚠ
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.)
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