Fas

Old Norse Dictionary - fas

Meaning of Old Norse word "fas" in English.

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

fas
n. gait, bearing; Icel. say, vera hægr, stilltr í fasi, or fas-góðr, fas-prúðr, adj. of gentle gait and bearing; fas-mikill, adj. rushing: this word, though in freq. use at the present time, seems never to occur in old writers, unless it be in arga-fas, q. v.: the etymology is uncertain, perhaps from Engl. fashion, face; it seems at all events to be of foreign origin; at the time of Pal Vídalín it was in full use, cp. Skýr. 90.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.
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