Bágr

Old Norse Dictionary - bágr

Meaning of Old Norse word "bágr" in English.

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

bágr Old Norse word can mean:

bágr
1. adj. uneasy; honum verðr bag höndin, Fas. iii. 370: eiga bágt is now in Icel. to be poor, bard up: bag-staddr, adj. distressed.
bágr
2. m. [cp. Hel. bâgan = contendere, and Icel. bægja below], contest, strife, in such phrases as, fara í bag, to come athwart; for í bag með þeim, they came a cross, Bjarn. 28; í bága (pl.), Bs. i. 622; brjóta bag við e-m, to make a struggle against, Al. 49; Páll postuli braut þar helzt bag við ávalt er öðrum þótti torveldast, Post. 656 C. 24, Fms. viii. 42; koma í bága við, to come intostrife or collision with.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
cp.
compare.
Hel.
Heliand.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Bjarn.
Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
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