Old Norse Dictionary - vil-björg

Meaning of Old Norse word "vil-björg" (or vil-bjǫrg) in English.

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

vil-björg (vil-bjǫrg)
f, a doubtful απ. λεγ., help desired or help in need (víl-björg), Gm.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.

Works & Authors cited:

Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
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