As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
dár Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. [dá], scarcely used except in the neut. dátt, in various phrases; e-m verð dátt (or dátt um e-t), numbness comes to one, one is benumbed, 623, 10; við þau tíðendi varð honum svá d. sem hanu væri steini lostinn, at those tidings he was as ‘dumbfounded’ as if he had been struck by a stone, Bs. i. 471.
- β. in phrases denoting a charm or fascination exercised over another, always of uncertain and fugitive nature (cp. dá, ð); göra sér dátt við e-n (v. dá-leikar), to become, very familiar with one, Korm. 38: svá var dátt með þeim at …, they so charmed one another that …, Ni. 151; þá var nú í dátt efni komit, i. e. they came to be close friends, Sd. 138; varð mönnum dátt um þat, people were much charmed by it, Bjarn. g. 20, cp. Hm. 50.
- γ. dár gleymsku-svefn, a benumbing sleep of forgetfulness, Pass. 4. 11.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
- Hává-mál. (A. I.)
- Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)