Dýr

Old Norse Dictionary - dýr

Meaning of Old Norse word "dýr" in English.

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

dýr Old Norse word can mean:

dýr
n. [Gr. θήρ; Ulf. djûs = θηρίον, Mark i. 13, 1 Cor. xv. 32; A. S. deôr; Engl. deer; Germ. thier; Swed.-Dan. dyr]:—an animal, beast:
dýr
α. excluding birds, dýr ok fuglar, Edda 144 (pref.); fuglar, dýr eðr sækvikindi, Skálda 170; dýrum (wild beasts) eða fuglum, Grág. ii. 89.
dýr
β. used of wild beasts, as bears, Nj. 35, Grett. 101, Glúm. 330, FS. 146 (bjarn-dyra): in Icel. esp. the fox, Dropl. 27, BS. ii. 137, the fox being there the only beast of prey, hence dýr-bit; úarga-dýr, the lion; villi-d., a wild beast.
dýr
γ. used esp. of hunting deer, the deer of the forest, as in Engl. deer, the hart, etc., Hkv. 2. 36, n. G. l. i. 46, Str. 3, FaS. iii. 4, Þiðr. 228–238; hrein-d., the reindeer; rauð-d., the red deer.
dýr
COMPDS: dýrabogi, dýragarðr, dýragröf, dýrakjöt, dýrarödd, dýraskinn, dýraveiðar, dýrsbelgr, dýrshorn, dýrshöfuð.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Gr.
Greek.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.
pref.
preface.
esp.
especially.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
pl.
plural.
etc.
et cetera.
L.
Linnæus.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Dropl.
Droplaugar-sona Saga. (D. II.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Str.
Strengleikar. (G. II.)
Þiðr.
Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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