Atgörvi-maðr

Old Norse Dictionary - atgörvi-maðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "atgörvi-maðr" (or atgǫrvi-maðr) in English.

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

Abbreviations used:

freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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