Old Norse Dictionary - rögg

Meaning of Old Norse word "rögg" (or rǫgg) in English.

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

rögg (rǫgg)
f., in the popular phrase, sýna rögg af sér, to exert oneself, work hard; it is a corruption from rök in röksamr, sounded röggsamr.

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

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

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