Dyggr

Old Norse Dictionary - dyggr

Meaning of Old Norse word "dyggr" in English.

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

dyggr
adj., mostly with v if followed by a vowel, e. g. dyggvar, dyggvan, superl. dyggvastr, compar. dyggvari, but sometimes the v is dropped:—faithful, trusty; dyggvar dróttir, worthy, good people, Vsp. 63; d. ok trúr, Fms. x. 233; d. ok drengileg meðferð, vi. 96; dyggra ok dugandi manna, Stj. 121; enn dyggvasti hirðmaðr, Magn. 484; reynda ek hann enn dyggvasta í öllum hlutum, Fms. i. 69; dyggvastr ok drottin-hollastr, Hkr. iii. 150; but dyggastr, Fms. vi. 401, l. c.; ú-dyggr, faithless: in mod. usage esp. as epithet of a faithful servant, d. þjón, dygt hjú; ódyggt hjú, a bad servant, etc.: of inanimate things, dyggir ávextir, Stj. 234.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
compar.
comparative.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
esp.
especially.
etc.
et cetera.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
superl.
superlative.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Magn.
Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Vsp.
Völuspá. (A. I.)
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