As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
gær Old Norse word can mean:
- adv., also spelt gör and gjar, esp. in Norse MSS., but also freq. in Fb., Stj., D. n. passim; [A. S. gestran, gestran dag; Engl. yesterday; O. H. G. gestar; Germ. gestern; Dan. gaar; Swed. går; Lat. heri, hesternus; Gr. χθές; cp. also Engl. yore, answering to the form gör]:—yesterday; only with the prep. í, í gær, FmS. vii, 168, passim.
- II. [Ulf. renders αὔριον, Matth. vi. 30, by gestradagis, and that this is no mistake or corruption in the Gothic text is shewn by the fact that in the old Icel. or Scandin. poems gör occurs two or three times in the very same sense]:—to-morrow; in the phrases, nú eða í gör, now or by to-morrow; í dag eðr gör, to-day or to-morrow: hvárt skolum nú eða í gör deyja, whether we are to die now or to-morrow, Hðm. 31; and varat mér ráðinn dauði í dag eða gör, I was not fated to die to-day or to-morrow, Landn. (in a verse composed in Icel. about the middle of the 10th century). Uppström, the learned Swedish editor of Ulfilas, has duly noticed the passage in Hðm. as corroborative of the Gothic text.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- frequent, frequently.
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
Works & Authors cited:
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
- Hamðis-mál. (A. II.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.