Old Norwegian Dictionary - fjörgjafi

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "fjörgjafi" (or fjǫrgjafi) in Norwegian.

As defined by the Johan Fritzer's Old Norwegian dictionary:

fjörgjafi (fjǫrgjafi)
fjörgjafi, m. Person som skjænker en Livet,frelser ens (e-s) Liv. Alex. 9813; Mork.10921; Heilag. II, 4530.

Part of speech: m

Orthography: Johan Fritzner's dictionary used the letter ö to represent the original Old Norwegian (or Old Norse) vowel ǫ. Therefore, fjörgjafi may be more accurately written as fjǫrgjafi.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚠᛁᚯᚱᚵᛁᛆᚠᛁ
Medieval Runes were used in Norway from 11th to 15th centuries.
Futhork was a continuation of earlier Younger Futhark runes, which were used to write Old Norse.

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