Vöggu-meinOld Norse Dictionary - vöggu-mein
Meaning of Old Norse word "vöggu-mein" (or vǫggu-mein) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- vöggu-mein (vǫggu-mein)
- n. a ‘cradle-ailment,’ metaph. of an old inveterate ailment; það er gamalt v.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, vöggu-mein may be more accurately written as vǫggu-mein.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚢᚴᚴᚢ-ᛘᛁᛁᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.