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
Works & Authors cited:
- Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.