Draugr

Old Norse Dictionary - draugr

Meaning of Old Norse word "draugr" in English.

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

draugr Old Norse word can mean:

draugr
m. [Lat. truncus is perhaps akin]:
draugr
I. a dry log; Edda (Gl.); this sense, however, only occurs in old poets, in compds such as el-draugr, ben-d., hirði-d., her-d., óðal-d., jó-d., gervi-d., in poetical circumlocutions of a man, cp. Edda 68, 85.
draugr
II. metaph. in prose (as it is now used), a ghost, spirit, esp. the dead inhabitant of a cairn was called draugr, Ld. 326, FmS. iii. 200, BS. i. 256, Stj. 492, 1 Sam. xxviii. 15, Róm. 186, 217, Orkn. 210 (in a verse), FaS. (Hervar. S.) i. 436–438, Hkv. 2. 49, fsl. (Harð. S.) ii. 47 (in a verse); it also occurs in the verse on the Runic stone in Schonen, quoted and explained in Rafn Antiq. Orient. 178, but it is uncertain whether it is here used in the first or second sense.
draugr
β. a sluggard, a drone who walks about as a ghost; draugs-ligr, adj.; drauga-skapr, m.; draugast, að, to walk about like a ghost.
draugr
γ. metric., vide draughentr above.
draugr
COMPDS: draugadrottinn, draugafé, draugagangr, draugasögur.

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

Abbreviations used:

Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
cp.
compare.
l.
line.
esp.
especially.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.
adj.
adjective.
metric.
metrically.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Harð. S.
Harðar Saga. (D. II.)
Hervar. S.
Hervarar Saga. (C. II.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Róm.
Rómverja Saga. (E. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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