For-dæða

Old Norse Dictionary - for-dæða

Meaning of Old Norse word "for-dæða" in English.

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

for-dæða Old Norse word can mean:

for-dæða
u, f. [for- negative and dáð = an ‘evil-doer,’ cp. Germ. ‘missethat;’ the etym. given in Js. (Gl.) is inadmissible; only used as a law term]:—a witch, sorceress, in the worst sense, N. G. l. i. 70, 342, 351, Ls. 32, Korm. (in a verse), Grett. 108 new Ed.; bölvuð f., accursed witch! Fms. xi. 435.
for-dæða
COMPDS: fordæðumaðr, fordæðuskapr, fordæðuverk.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
etym.
etymology.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Js.
Járnsíða. (B. III.)
Korm.
Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
Ls.
Loka-senna. (A. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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