Ofr-gjöldOld Norse Dictionary - ofr-gjöld
Meaning of Old Norse word "ofr-gjöld" (or ofr-gjǫld) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- ofr-gjöld (ofr-gjǫld)
- n. pl. fearful, dire retribution, Skv. 2. 4.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, ofr-gjöld may be more accurately written as ofr-gjǫld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᚱ-ᚴᛁᚢᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)