Dáð

Old Norse Dictionary - dáð

Meaning of Old Norse word "dáð" in English.

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

dáð Old Norse word can mean:

dáð
f. [Ulf. dêds, in missdeds. = παράβασις, Germ. missethat, Engl. misdeed; A. S. dæd; Engl. deed; O. H. G. tat; mod. Germ. that; Dan. daad]:—deed; allit. phrase, drýgja dáð, to do a daring deed, Sturl. iii. 7, 10; dáð ok drengskapr, Band, 10: cp. the compds ó-dæði, a misdeed; for-dæða, an evil-doer; the adverbial phrase, af sjálfs-dáðum, of one’s own accord.
dáð
β. valour; ef nokkur dáð er í þér, FmS. xi. 86, 623. 49: the word is not much in use, or merely poët. in compds as dáð-framr, dáð-fimr, dáð-gjarn, dáð-göfugr, dáð-kunnr, dáð-mildr, dáð-rakkr, dáð-sterkr, dáð-sæll, dáð-vandr, etc., all of them ‘epitheta ornantia,’ bold, valiant, Lex. poët., but none ot them can be used in prose without affectation.

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

Abbreviations used:

allit.
alliteration, alliterative.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
lit.
literally.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
etc.
et cetera.
poët.
poetically.

Works & Authors cited:

Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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