GagrOld Norse Dictionary - gagr
Meaning of Old Norse word "gagr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. bowed back; this obsolete word is still used in Norway, e. g. gag ljaa, of a scythe; gagt menneska, a conceited man; cp. gaga, to throw the head back: in compds as gag-háls, q. v. People in Icel. say, hnakka-kertr, one who throws the neck back, but keikr of bending the backbone back; e. g. standa keikr, where the Norse say standa gag. The explanation in Lex. Poët. is guess-work, as the word is not in use in Icel., vide remarks on the word by Bugge in Oldn. Tidsskrift.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.