Dygð

Old Norse Dictionary - dygð

Meaning of Old Norse word "dygð" in English.

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

dygð Old Norse word can mean:

dygð
f. [A. S. duguð = doughtiness, valour; O. H. G. tugad; Germ. tugend; Swed. dygd; Dan. dyd]
dygð
α. virtue, probity, only used in a moral metaph. sense; the original sense (from duga, q. v.) of valour, strength, which prevails in the A. S., is quite obsolete; trúa e-m til dygðar um e-t, to trwst in one’s integrity, FS. 121 (of a judge); fyrir sakir þinnar dygðar, probity, FmS. vi. 58; lið ok d. (help and faithful service) góðs drengs, 227; fyrir sína dygð, for his faithfulness, vii. 158.
dygð
β. in mod. eccl. writers the Lat. virtus is rendered by dygð, Vídal., PasS., etc.; ó-dygð, wickedness,
dygð
γ. virtue, of an inanimate thing, of a tree, Stj. 256.
dygð
COMPDS: dygðarlauss, dygðarleysi, dygðarmaðr, dygðarverk.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.
eccl.
ecclesiastical.
etc.
et cetera.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
Vídal.
Vídalíns-Postilla.
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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