Old Norse Dictionary - öfig-uggi

Meaning of Old Norse word "öfig-uggi" (or ǫfig-uggi) in English.

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

öfig-uggi (ǫfig-uggi)
a, m. a (fabulous) trout with inverted fins; such fish are by the vulgar believed to be found in mountain lakes, and to be poisonous, see Ísl. Þjóðs.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
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