Firra

Old Norse Dictionary - firra

Meaning of Old Norse word "firra" in English.

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

firra Old Norse word can mean:

firra
ð, [fjarri], to deprive one of a thing, with dat. of the thing, acc. of the person; þegar er hann firði Þórð augum, whenever he lost sight of Thord, Fms. v.. 201; firðr ríki ok fóstrlandi, bereft of kingdom and ‘fosterland,’ iii. 6; firra e-n festar-konu sinni, Grág. i. 314; firra konu ráði lögráðanda, 343, cp. Kb. ii. 50.
firra
β. to save, defend; viðr því firri (defend) oss Guðs son, Stj. 152; firra e-n ámæli, Fms. v. 307; firra e-n úhæfu. vi. 383; úhöppum, Lv. 94 (Ed. fríum).
firra
2. reflex. to shun; firrask fund e-s, Eg. 70: hann vildi f. alþýðu þys, Fms. i. 272; firsk þú eigi gæfu þína, don’t shirk thy good luck, Glúm. 382; firrask e-n eðr flýja, Grág. i. 233; ef kona firrisk bónda sinn, if a wife elopes from her husband, 353, cp. Hm. 163; heilsa firrisk e-n, health departs from one, Sturl. ii. 114 C.
firra
II. part. firðr or firrðr, as adj. bereft of, void of, Skv. 2. 7, 3. 13, 24; vammi firð, faultless, holy, Stor. 23.

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
cp.
compare.
dat.
dative.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
reflex.
retlexive.
adj.
adjective.
part.
participle.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Kb.
Konungs-bók. (B. I, C. I, etc.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Skv.
Sigurðar-kviða. (A. II.)
Stor.
Sona-torrek. (A. III.)
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