Old Norwegian Dictionary - gagnför

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "gagnför" (or gagnfǫr) in Norwegian.

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

gagnför (gagnfǫr)
gagnför, f. Imødegaaen; guð sýndi, fyrirhverja sekt sveinn var slíkrar gagn-farar verðr (nl. at Djævle i BlaamændsSkikkelse kom ham imøde ved hans døde-lige Bortgang for at tage ham med sigtil Helvede) Heilag. I, 24136.

Part of speech: f

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚵᛆᚵᚿᚠᚯᚱ
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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