BarnfóstrOld Icelandic Dictionary - barnfóstr
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "barnfóstr" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- n. fostering of a child (a kind of adoption in olden times); bjóða e-m ~, to offer to do this for another man.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚱᚾᚠᚢᛋᛏᚱ
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