Old Norwegian Dictionary - mannbjörg

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "mannbjörg" (or mannbjǫrg) in Norwegian.

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

mannbjörg (mannbjǫrg)
mannbjörg, f. Menneskers Redning, Frelse; brutu þar skipit í spán, þar varð mann-björg Nj. 160 (2821); jvf Ann. 21312.

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, mannbjörg may be more accurately written as mannbjǫrg.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛘᛆᚿᚿᛒᛁᚯᚱᚵ
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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