- A local chieftain in Iceland with religious and administrative duties.
Etymology: From Icelandic goíi.
- 1997, "Egil's Saga", tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders, Penguin 2001, p. 180:
- :Odd was the chieftain of Borgarfjord on the south side of Hvita then. He was the of the temple to which everyone living south of Skardsheidi paid tribute.
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