Old Norwegian Dictionary - matgjöf

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "matgjöf" (or matgjǫf) in Norwegian.

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

matgjöf (matgjǫf)
matgjöf, f. Mad som vilde være blevet fortæret paa visse bestemte Dage, hvis ikke Loven havde gjort dem til Fastedage,men nu skulde gives til Uddeling blandtde fattige (Frost. 2, 325 fg; Grg. I, 319;jvf gsv. matskot Schlyter 436a). Grág.1478. 2497. 13. 21 (Grg. II, 17114. 1724);Bp. I, 70121. 70631; DI. II, 5914. 1269;HE. II, 11113.

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, matgjöf may be more accurately written as matgjǫf.

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᛘᛆᛏᚵᛁᚯᚠ
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.

Abbreviations used:

Pagina, side.

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