Fjara

Old Norse Dictionary - fjara

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjara" in English.

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

fjara
að, (but fjarði, Korm. 118), to ebb; er fjarði, fjarar (pres.), Vm. 96, Korm. l. c.; fjara uppi, of a ship, to be aground, Hkr. i. 152; so, fjaraði um nótt út undan skipinu, the ship was left on dry land, Fms. xi. 241; fjarar nú undan skipinu, Ld. 56: metaph. to be upset, Str. 32 (badly): impers., skip (acc.) hans fjaraði uppi, his ship ran aground, Fms. iv. 65; sum skipin vóru þá uppi fjöruð, Hkr. i. 152.

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
impers.
impersonal.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
pers.
person.
pres.
present.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Korm.
Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Str.
Strengleikar. (G. II.)
Vm.
Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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