As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- otr-gjöld (otr-gjǫld)
- and otrs-gjöld, n. pl., poët. ‘otter’s-gild,’ i. e. gold, Fas. i. 154, Bm., see the tale in Edda 72, 73.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, otr-gjöld may be more accurately written as otr-gjǫld.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛏᚱ-ᚴᛁᚢᛚᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Bjarka-mál. (A. II.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.