Ná-göllOld Norse Dictionary - ná-göll
Meaning of Old Norse word "ná-göll" (or ná-gǫll) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ná-göll (ná-gǫll)
- f. a death-cry, a piercing, piteous sound, believed to come from departed spirits, exposed infants, Bárð. 3 new Ed.: in mod. usage called
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ná-göll may be more accurately written as ná-gǫll.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚾᛅ-ᚴᚢᛚᛚ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)