Old Norwegian Dictionary - forgöngumaðr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "forgöngumaðr" (or forgǫngumaðr) in Norwegian.

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

forgöngumaðr (forgǫngumaðr)
forgöngumaðr, m. 1) = forgangsmaðr 1.Fris. 21831. 2199; Barl. 12629. 2) Per- som der kan tjene andre som Mønster, hvis Fodspor de kunne efterfølge. Heilag.I, 44128.

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, forgöngumaðr may be more accurately written as forgǫngumaðr.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚠᚮᚱᚵᚯᚿᚵᚢᛘᛆᚦᚱ
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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