Fága

Old Norse Dictionary - fága

Meaning of Old Norse word "fága" in English.

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

fága Old Norse word can mean:

fága
að, to polish, clean; f. saltkatla, Fas. ii. 499, Eg. 520 (vide eik); f. hest, to curry a horse, Sks. 374; öll fáguð (painted) með brögðum, Fms. v. 345.
fága
2. metaph. to cultivate; fága jörðina, to till the earth, 549 B; f. akr, Mar. 188: of arts, science, sem hann fágaði þá iðn lengr, Lv. 115.
fága
β. to worship; f. heiðin guð, Stj. 576; f. heiðin sið, Lex. Poët.; f. helga menn, H. E. i. 243.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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