ÖrtugOld Norse Dictionary - örtug
Meaning of Old Norse word "örtug" (or ǫrtug) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- örtug (ǫrtug)
- also spelt ertog, ærtog, [the etymology of the first part of the word is not certain, but it is prob. a compd, qs. ör-togr, the latter part being togr = twenty, prob. so called because twenty ‘penningar’ made an ærtog; ör or ær may be the old name of a small coin, cp. mod. Swed. öre, a small coin worth less than an English farthing; the mod. Norse name ‘ort,’ = a fifth part of a dollar specie, is an abbreviation of örttog]:—the name of an old coin or piece of money, amounting to a third part of an ounce (eyrir) = twenty penningar or pence, N. G. L., D. N. passim; skolu þeir báðir í ertogi (dat.), N. G. L. i. 185; see eyrir.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, örtug may be more accurately written as ǫrtug.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚱᛏᚢᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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