Old Norwegian Dictionary - kvenngjöf

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "kvenngjöf" (or kvenngjǫf) in Norwegian.

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

kvenngjöf (kvenngjǫf)
kvenngjöf, f. Gave som Drabsmandentilligemed sin Hustru, Moder og Datterskulde give de Kvinder, der stode i ligeSlægtskabsforhold til den dræbte, forsaaledes at bøde ham og tilfredsstilledem. Gul. 2458.

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, kvenngjöf may be more accurately written as kvenngjǫf.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚴᚠᚽᚿᚿᚵᛁᚯᚠ
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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