Far-dagar

Old Norse Dictionary - far-dagar

Meaning of Old Norse word "far-dagar" in English.

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

far-dagar
m. pl. flitting days, four successive days in spring, at the end of May (old style), in which householders in Icel. changed their abode; this use is very old, cp. Glúm. ch. 26, Grág. Þ. Þ. ch. 56, Edda 103, Bs. i. 450, the Sagas and laws passim; hence fardaga-helgi, f. the Sunday in fardagar, Grág. ii. 12; fardaga-leiti and fardaga-skeið, n. the time of fardagar, Ísl. ii. 26.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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