Daga

Old Norse Dictionary - daga

Meaning of Old Norse word "daga" in English.

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

daga
að, to dawn; eptir um morguninn er trautt var dagað, Eg. 360; þegar er hann sá at dagaði, Fms. v. 21; hvern daganda dag, Mar. (Fr.): impers., e-n dagar uppi, day dawns upon one, in the tales, said of hobgoblins, dwarfs, and giants, uppi ertu nú dvergr um dagaðr, nú skínn sól í sali, Alm. 36, cp. Hkv. Hjörv. 29, 30; en Bárðdælingar segja hana (acc. the giantess) hafi dagat uppi þá þau glímdu, Grett. 141: single stone pillars are freq. said in Icel. to be giants or witches turned into stone on being caught by daylight, and are called Karl, Kerling, vide Ísl. Þjóðs. i. 207 sqq.

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
cp.
compare.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
impers.
impersonal.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
pers.
person.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Alm.
Alvís-mál. (A. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Hkv. Hjörv.
Helga-kviða Hjörvarðssonar. (A. II.)
Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Back