RigaOld Norse Dictionary - riga
Meaning of Old Norse word "riga" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [cp. reigja and rígr], to lift heavily or with difficulty, with dat.; fengu þeir hvergi rigat honum, Eb. 115 new Ed. (thus, not rygað); rigaðu þér á fætr, Fas. ii. 369; sagði, at hann lét eigi vinna þat er meira lá við, en at riga at slíku, than to do such drudgery, Rd. 263: in mod. usage, eg riga því ekki, eg get ekki rigat því, I cannot move it.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)