Dæl-leikr

Old Norse Dictionary - dæl-leikr

Meaning of Old Norse word "dæl-leikr" in English.

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

dæl-leikr
m. (-leiki, a, m.), familiarity, often with the notion of over great freedom, easy dealing; mjök kennir nú dælleika af várri hendi … er svá vándr dúkr er undir diski þínum, Bs. i. 475; fyrir dælleika sakir, Sks. 553; til þeirra dælleika, 482; gör allt í dælleikum við oss, make no ceremony with us (the king’s words to his host), Fms. vi. 390; hann (Moses) var svá í dælleikum við Guð, M. was in such familiarity with God, Ver. 23: affability, condescension, mildi ok dælleika, Fms. ix. 535, v. l. (of a duke): ú-dæll, overbearing; inn-dæll, delightful.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Ver.
Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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