Old Norse Dictionary - röskótt

Meaning of Old Norse word "röskótt" (or rǫskótt) in English.

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

röskótt (rǫskótt)
adj. [Ivar Aasen raaskje = sleet, wet]:—wet, rough; þeir fengu hvasst veðr ok höfðu röskött (raskótt) fyrir stálinu, Fms. viii. 199.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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