Óðals-jörðOld Norse Dictionary - óðals-jörð
Meaning of Old Norse word "óðals-jörð" (or óðals-jǫrð) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- óðals-jörð (óðals-jǫrð)
- f. an allodial estate, Gþl. 240, 284, Fms. i. 225 (= native country); áðr Gyðingar næði óðalsjörðum sínum (i. e. their Land of Promise), 655 viii. 2.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, óðals-jörð may be more accurately written as óðals-jǫrð.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚦᛅᛚᛋ-ᛁᚢᚱᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)