Eygr

Old Norse Dictionary - eygr

Meaning of Old Norse word "eygr" in English.

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

eygr
later form eygðr, which, however, is freq. in MSS. of the 14th century, adj. [auga]:—having eyes of a certain kind; vel e., with fine eyes, Stj. 460. I Sam. xvi. 12, Nj. 39: e. manna bezt, Ísl. ii. 190, FmS. vi. 438, xi. 79; mjök eygðr, large-eyed, Þorf. Karl. 422; eigi vel eyg, not good looking, Fms, iii. 216; e. mjök ok vel, with large and fine eyes, Eb. 30, Fb. i.545; e. forkunnar vel, with eyes exceeding fine, FmS. iv. 38; esp. freq. in compds: in the Sagas a man is seldom described without marking the colour, shape, or expression ol his eyes, fagr-e., bjart-e., dökk-e., svart-e., blá-e., grá-e., mó-e.; the shape also, opin-e., út-e., inn-e., smá-e., stór-e., etc.; the lustre of the eye, snar-e., fast-e., hvass-e., frán-e., dapr-e., etc.; expressing disease, vát-e., rauð-e., ein-e.; expressing something wrong in the eye, hjá-e., til-e., rang-e., etc., Fél. ix.192.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
esp.
especially.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fél.
Félags-rit.
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Karl.
Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Þorf. Karl.
Þorfinns Saga Karlsefnis. (D. II.)
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