For-spár

Old Norse Dictionary - for-spár

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

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

for-spár
adj., often used in the description of the wise men of antiquity, such as Njál, Snorri:—‘fore-spaeing’ (Scot.), prophecying, Eb. 42, Nj. 30, FmS. iv. 24, 87, Eg. 20, FS. 54; of Odin, Yngl. S. ch. 5.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
ch.
chapter.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
S.
Saga.
Scot.
Scottish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Yngl. S.
Ynglinga Saga. (C. II.)
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