Dag-far

Old Norse Dictionary - dag-far

Meaning of Old Norse word "dag-far" in English.

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

dag-far Old Norse word can mean:

dag-far
n. a ‘day-fare,’ journey, used in dat. in the phrase, fara dagfari ok náttfari, to travel day and night, Fms. i. 203; hann hafði farit norðan dagfari, in a single day’s journey, ix. 513.
dag-far
2. mod. and theol. the ‘journey of life,’ daily course, conduct; hence dagfars-góðr, adj. good and gentle.

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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
n.
neuter.
adj.
adjective.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
theol.
theological, theologically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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