GagarrOld Norse Dictionary - gagarr
Meaning of Old Norse word "gagarr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. a dog; gagarr er skaptr því at geyja skal, a dog is so made as to bark, Mkv. 4: used as a nickname, Landn. 145: in a verse in Eg. a shell is called ‘the ever mute surf-dog’ (síþögull brimróta gagarr), prob. from a custom of Icel. children, who in play make shells represent flocks and herds, kú-skeljar (cow-shells), gymbr-skeljar (lamb-shells), and put one shell for a dog. gagara-ljóð, n. pl. ‘dog-song’ (?), a kind of metre in Rímur.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚴᛅᚱᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
- Málshátta-kvæði. (A. III.)
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