Old Norwegian Dictionary - hvalgröf

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "hvalgröf" (or hvalgrǫf) in Norwegian.

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

hvalgröf (hvalgrǫf)
hvalgröf, f. Grav eller Grube i Jorden,som tjener til Opbevaring af hvalföng;gékk í hvalgrafir Eyjolfs ok reiddihverjum þrjár vættir Sturl. I, 13214.

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, hvalgröf may be more accurately written as hvalgrǫf.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚼᚠᛆᛚᚵᚱᚯᚠ
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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