Fagr-ligr

Old Norse Dictionary - fagr-ligr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fagr-ligr" in English.

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

fagr-ligr
adj., mod. contracted fallegr (cp. fallega above), which word is at the present time in Icel. used very much as fine, nice are in Engl., that is to say, of almost everything, whereas this form is hardly found in old writers:—fair, fine, Vtkv. 6; f. penningar, fine money, Fs. 6; f. skrúði, a fine dress, Stj. 142; f. sigr, Fms. x. 231; f. hljóðan, sweet tunes, Bs. i. 155.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Vtkv.
Vegtams-kviða. (A. I.)
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