Old Norse Dictionary - val-föðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "val-föðr" (or val-fǫðr) in English.

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

val-föðr (val-fǫðr)
m. the father of the slain, i. e. Odin, Vsp. 1, Edda.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda. (C. I.)
Völuspá. (A. I.)
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