Old Norwegian Dictionary - ofrgjöld

Meaning of Old Norwegian word "ofrgjöld" (or ofrgjǫld) in Norwegian.

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

ofrgjöld (ofrgjǫld)
ofrgjöld, n. pl. stor, stræng Straf hvormed nogen faar undgjælde, lide for sine Gjer-ninger; hver gjöld fá gumna synir, efþeir höggvast orðum á? ofrgjöld fágumna synir - ósaðra orða Sig. 2, 4.

Part of speech: n pl

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

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚮᚠᚱᚵᛁᚯᛚᚦ
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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