As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
deigr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. ‘doughy,’ damp, wet; Icel. say, vera d. í fætrna, to be wettish, less than vátr, wet, and more than rakr, damp.
- β. soft, of steel, and metaph. timid; d. brandr, Kb. 238, Þiðr. 79; deigan skal deigum bjóða (proverb), Háv. 40, Fms. i. 143 (in a verse), iii. 193, Pr. 173.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
- Konungs-bók. (B. I, C. I, etc.)
- Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.