Djúp

Old Norse Dictionary - djúp

Meaning of Old Norse word "djúp" in English.

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

djúp Old Norse word can mean:

djúp
n. the deep; í djúpum vatna, in the depths of the waters, Sks. 628; mikit djúp (a great gulf) á milli vor staðfest, Luke xvi. 26; at eigi svelgi oss djúpit, 655 xxxii; djúp árinnar, the channel in a river, Fas. i. 151.
djúp
β. the deep sea off the shore is called djúp; kastaði hann öxinni fyrir borð á djúpi, Eg. 196; síðan býr Agnarr sik til ok kafar í djúpit, Fas. i. 27: the fishers distinguish between grunn-mið and djúp-mið, vide mið; Icel. also say, hundrað, sextigi… faðma djúp: a large bay may be called djúp, e. g. Ísafjarðar-djúp, Landn. 147; sjávar-djúp, hafs-djúp, the main; hann lét grafa út d. (a ‘deep,’ i. e. channel) við Skeljastein, Fms. x. 153.
djúp
γ. metaph., eilift d., 656 B. 9: eccl. used of God, d. miskunnar, gæzku, depth of mercy, grace, etc.; cp. dýpt, dýpi.

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

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
cp.
compare.
eccl.
ecclesiastical.
etc.
et cetera.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
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