VöggrOld Norse Dictionary - vöggr
Meaning of Old Norse word "vöggr" (or vǫggr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- vöggr (vǫggr)
- m. [see vagga], apparently much the same as vöggu-barn, an infant in the cradle; a nickname, Landn. 314; a pr. name, Edda; litlu verðr Vöggr feginn, ‘with little are babies fain,’ 81 (a saying which originally may have meant that children are easily pleased); cp. lítil-þæg eru börnin.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, vöggr may be more accurately written as vǫggr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚢᚴᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)