Des

Old Norse Dictionary - des

Meaning of Old Norse word "des" in English.

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

des Old Norse word can mean:

des
1. f., gen. desjar, pl. desjar, = Scot. and North. E. dass or dess (a hay-rick), cp. also Gael. dais; menn eru við heygarð þinn ok reyna desjarnar, Boll. 348; hey-des, a hay-dass, Bs. 54, Sturl. i. 83, 196: it exists in local names as Desjar-mýri in the cast, Des-ey in the west of Icel.
des
2. n. [cp. Swed. desman], musk, in the compd des-hús, n. a smelling box for ladies to wear on the neck, of gold or ivory.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
Gael.
Gaelic.
gen.
genitive.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
North. E.
Northern English.
pl.
plural.
Scot.
Scottish.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Boll.
Bolla-þáttr. (D. V.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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