Djörfung

Old Norse Dictionary - djörfung

Meaning of Old Norse word "djörfung" (or djǫrfung) in English.

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

djörfung (djǫrfung)
f. [djarfr], boldness, in a good sense, Fms. iv. 133, Pass. 40. 17: impudence, Fms. ii. 184, H. E. i. 503: cp. dirfð, dirfska.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, djörfung may be more accurately written as djǫrfung.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
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