Old Norwegian Dictionary - gagnkvöð

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "gagnkvöð" (or gagnkvǫð) in Norwegian.

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

gagnkvöð (gagnkvǫð)
gagnkvöð, f. Tilkaldelse af búar (kvöð),som i Rettergang anvendes for at imøde-gaa Modpartens kvöð, svække eller tilintet-gjøre dennes Virkning. Grág. 3769.

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, gagnkvöð may be more accurately written as gagnkvǫð.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚵᛆᚵᚿᚴᚠᚯᚦ
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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