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Old NorseEdit


From lag n, from Proto-Germanic *lagą. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie (in a resting position)).


lǫg n pl

  1. (uncountable, plural only) fate
    • verse 20 of Vǫluspá
      þær lǫg lǫgðu, þær líf kuru alda bǫrnum ørlǫg segja
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (uncountable, plural only) situation, the condition that one is given by default
  3. (plural only) law, laws
  4. (plural only) participation or fellowship in law

lǫg f (genitive lagar)

  1. (countable) a law, the law


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  • Old West Norse:
    • Icelandic: lög n pl
    • Faroese: løg-
    • Norwegian Nynorsk: lov f
    • Norwegian Bokmål: lov f or m
  • Old East Norse:
    • Old Swedish: lagh f
      • Swedish: lag c
    • Old Danish: lagh n or f, logh n or f
      • Danish: lov c
      • Faroese: lóg f
  • Old English: lagu f