Dýja

Old Norse Dictionary - dýja

Meaning of Old Norse word "dýja" in English.

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

dýja
(mod. dúa), dúði, to shake, quiver, of spears or the like; d. frökkur, dörr, to shake spears, fight, Rm. 32, Fms. vi. (in a verse); d. skör, to shake the locks, Þkv. 1; hann dúði spjótið inn í dyrnar, Sturl. iii. 218, Ld. 278: in mod. usage, það dúir undir, of boggy ground that shakes under the feet.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Þkv.
Þryms-kviða. (A. I.)
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