As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- atgörvi-maðr (atgǫrvi-maðr)
- and more freq. atgörvis-maðr, m. a man of great (physical) accomplishments, Fms. i. 17, Eg. 685 (where it is used of a young promising poet), 22, Ld. 12; used of an artist, Ísl. ii. 171: a. um marga hluti, man of great capacity, 191; used of a musician, Grett. 158.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, atgörvi-maðr may be more accurately written as atgǫrvi-maðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏᚴᚢᚱᚢᛁ-ᛘᛅᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.