Old Norse Dictionary - mútu-gjöf

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

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

mútu-gjöf (mútu-gjǫf)
f. bribe-giving, Fms. ix. 329:—bartering, muntú þau hvárki plokka af mér með mútugjöfum né heitan, Ld. 150.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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