At-görvi

Old Norse Dictionary - at-görvi

Meaning of Old Norse word "at-görvi" (or at-gǫrvi) in English.

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

at-görvi Old Norse word can mean:

at-görvi (at-gǫrvi)
atgerfi, atgjörfi, f.; neut., FmS. x. 293 C. [görr at sér, accomplished] ; endowments, accomplishments derived from good training added to natural gifts; in olden times esp. those of an athletic or physical kind; fríðleik, vöxt, afl, ok alla a., beauty, stature, strength, and all accomplishments whatever, Eg. 29, Fbr. 56, FmS. vi. 5, 268, i. 30, viii 140, x. 293; at íþróttum, a. ok vinsæld, Hkr. i. 212: of spiritual qualities and character (rare in old writers), af Guðs góðgipt ok sjálfs sins a. göfgastr maðr á Íslandi, BS. i. (Hv.) 70; at lærdómi, vitrleik ok a., 130. Páls S.
at-görvi (at-gǫrvi)
COMPD: atgörvimaðr.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, at-görvi may be more accurately written as at-gǫrvi.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
neut.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Hv.
Hungr-vaka. (D. III)
Páls S.
Páls Saga. (D. III.)
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