As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- megin-gjörð (megin-gjǫrð)
- f. the main girdle, girdle of power. Fms. v. 345: plur. megingjarðar, of the girdle of Thor, Edda 15, 29, 60.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, megin-gjörð may be more accurately written as megin-gjǫrð.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᚴᛁᚾ-ᚴᛁᚢᚱᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.