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 Old Norse word can mean:

fjara
u, f., gen. fjöru, [a Scandin. word, which remains in Orphir in the Orkneys, vide ey]
fjara
1. the ebb-tide, ebb, 415. 10, Edda 32–34, Fms. xi. 6, Fs. 157, Grág. ii. 352–366, passim.
fjara
2. [cp. fore- in the Engl. fore-shore], the fore-shore, beach, sea-board, Edda l. c., Grág. i. 91, Fas. ii. 148, Nj. 19, Eb. 292, Grett. 89, Orkn. 336, passim: the allit. saying, milli fjalls ok fjöru, between fell and fore-shore; var þá skógr milli fjalls ok fjöru, at that time it was forest between fell and fore-shore, i. e. all over the low land, Landn. 28, Íb. ch. 1; þar sem mætisk gras eðr f., where the grass and sea-beach join, Dipl. iii. 11.
fjara
COMPDS: fjöruborð, fjörugrjót, fjörugrös, fjörukóngr, fjörumaðkr, fjörumaðr, fjörumark, fjörumál, fjörunytjar, fjörusteinn, fjörustúfr.

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:

f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
n.
neuter.
Scandin.
Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
m.
masculine.
allit.
alliteration, alliterative.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
lit.
literally.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Dipl.
Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Íb.
Íslendinga-bók. (D. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
➞ See all works cited in the dictionary

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