Far-sæll

Old Norse Dictionary - far-sæll

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

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

far-sæll Old Norse word can mean:

far-sæll
adj. speeding well in voyages; svá f. at hann kaus sér jafnan höfn, Korm. 140; þat er mælt at þú sért maðr farsælli en aðrir menn flestir, Fb. iii. 385: farsælli en aðrir menn, Band. 5, Barl. 195: of a ship, farsælla en hvert annarra, Fs. 27 (obsolete).
far-sæll
2. metaph. prosperous, very freq., esp. in eccl. sense: ó-farsæll, unhappy.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
eccl.
ecclesiastical.
esp.
especially.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Band.
Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
Barl.
Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Korm.
Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
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