Á-gengt

Old Norse Dictionary - á-gengt

Meaning of Old Norse word "á-gengt" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

á-gengt
n. adj. trodden, beaten, of a place or path, Finnb. 336: metaph., e-m verðr á., to be trodden upon; hón byggir her í miðri frændleifð sinni, ok verðr henni því her ekki a., Stj. 613. 2 Kings iv. 13. The mod. use of the phrase e-m verðr á. is to succeed or make progress in a thing.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚴᛁᚾᚴᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Finnb.
Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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