Old Norwegian Dictionary - göfgan

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "göfgan" (or gǫfgan) in Norwegian.

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

göfgan (gǫfgan)
göfgan, f. 1) hvad der gjør sit til at for-øge ens Anseelse, Værdighed; þá göfgankvað hann ok makliga vera, at kenni-maðrinn hefði postuligan búning -þá er hann syngi messu Heilag. II,24824. 2) Æresbevisning, Dyrkelse (se göfga 2 & 3) Homil. 196 (se undergöfga 2); Heilag. II, 335; med denhædredes Navn tilføiet i Gen. Homil.33; Hom. 566. 23; Heilag. II, 25617.

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, göfgan may be more accurately written as gǫfgan.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚵᚯᚠᚵᛆᚿ
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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