Old Norwegian Dictionary - lögfóstr

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "lögfóstr" (or lǫgfóstr) in Norwegian.

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

lögfóstr (lǫgfóstr)
lögfóstr, n. Opfostring som har Retsvirk-ning efter Loven; þat er lögfóstr, ermaðr tekr við manni 8 vetra gömlomeða yngra ok fœði til þess, er hanner 16 vetra gamall Grg. I, 1612 fg

Part of speech: n

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛚᚯᚵᚠᚮᛋᛏᚱ
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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