Old Norse Dictionary - sigr-gjöf

Meaning of Old Norse word "sigr-gjöf" (or sigr-gjǫf) in English.

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

sigr-gjöf (sigr-gjǫf)
f. the granting victory; eða mun Óðinn vilja skjóplask í sigrgjöfinni við mik, Fms. ii. 238: the offering up for victory, ok kalla s. við Dróttinn várn Jesum Krist, Bs. i. 23 (see the context); sigrgjafar-heit, Fms. ii. 238.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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