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Old Norse Dictionary - feginn

Meaning of Old Norse word "feginn" in English.

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

feginn Old Norse word can mean:

feginn
adj. [fagna; A. S. fægen; Engl. fain; Hel. fagin], glad, joyful; verða feginn, to rejoice, Eg. 567; fegnari en frá megi segja, exceeding happy, Th. 9: with dat. to rejoice in a thing, BS. i. 133; verða eyrindi feginn, to enjoy one’s errand, bring it to a happy end, Ísl. ii. 340; urðu menn þeim fegnir, people were fain to see them again, Nj. 47; ok er fegit orðit hjarta mitt tilkvámu þinni, 175; Ingi konungr varð honum hinn fegnasti, i. e. king Inge was fain at his coming, FmS. vii. 247; íllu feginn ver þú aldregi, never rejoice in mischief, Hm. 129; glaðr ertú nú Sigurðr, ok gagni feginn, rejoiced at thy victory, Fm. 25: with subj., feginn létsk þó Hjalli at hann fjör þægi, H. would fain save his life, Am. 59 (rare).
feginn
β. freq. with infin. or absol. and almost adverb, as in Engl., e. g. eg vil feginn gera það, I will fain do that; það vil eg feginn, or eg varð feginn að sleppa, I was fain to escape.
feginn
II. the phrases, á fegins-degi, on the day of joy, the day of resurrection, re-meeting, FmS. viii. 98, Sl. 82; taka fegins-hendi við e-u, to receive with glad hand, with heart and hand, FmS. iii. 98, Fb. i. 257, Nj. 106; á fegins-lúðri, on the mill of joy (poët.), GS. 5.
feginn
COMPDS: feginsaga, feginsmorgun.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
dat.
dative.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
Hel.
Heliand.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
subj.
subjunctive.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
infin.
infinitive.
n.
neuter.
poët.
poetically.

Works & Authors cited:

Am.
Atla-mál. (A. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fm.
Fafnis-mál. (A. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Th.
Theophilus. (F. III.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Gs.
Grótta-söngr. (A. II.)
Sl.
Sólarljóð. (A. III.)
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