Old Norse Dictionary - við-görð

Meaning of Old Norse word "við-görð" (or við-gǫrð) in English.

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

við-görð (við-gǫrð)
f. a reparation, taking precautions against; veðr var hvasst ok viðgörðar-mikit, a strong gale requiring great efforts, Fms. ii. 194.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚦ-ᚴᚢᚱᚦ
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.)
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