Drag

Old Norse Dictionary - drag

Meaning of Old Norse word "drag" in English.

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

drag Old Norse word can mean:

drag
n. [draga], in compds as ör-drag, a bow-shot, of distance: spec. a soft slope or valley, í hverri laut og dragi, Arm. ii. 94: in pl. drög, the watercourse down a valley, dals-drög, dala-drög; Gljufrár-drög, Pm. 46; Kálfadals-drög, id.; fjalla-drög.
drag
β. sing. the iron rim on the keel of a boat or a sledge; the metaph. phrase, leggja drag undir e-t, to lay the keel under a thing, i. e. to encourage it, Eb. 20.
drag
γ. a lining, in erma-drög, Bév. 16 (Fr.)
drag
δ. Icel. also say, leggja drög fyrir e-t, to lay a drag (net) for a thing, i. e. to take some preparatory steps for a thing.
drag
ε. metric. term, a supernumerary, additional line to a stanza, Edda (Ht.) 124, Fms. vi. 347.

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

Abbreviations used:

id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
spec.
specially.
i. e.
id est.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
sing.
singular.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
v.
vide.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
metric.
metrically.

Works & Authors cited:

Pm.
Pétrs-máldagi. (J. I.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ht.
Hátta-tal. (C. I.)
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