Dalr

Old Norse Dictionary - dalr

Meaning of Old Norse word "dalr" in English.

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

dalr
m., gen. dalar, poët. a bow. Lex. poët.; this word has a different inflexion, and seems to be of a different root from the above; hence in poetry the hand is called dal-nauð, the need of (force applied to) the bow,’ and dal-töng, as the bow is bent by the hand.

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

Abbreviations used:

gen.
genitive.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
poët.
poetically.

Works & Authors cited:

Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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