ParOld Norse Dictionary - par
Meaning of Old Norse word "par" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
par Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [Lat. par], a pair, occurs in the 15th century; hann gaf mér tvenn pör skæða, two pairs of shoes, Skíða R.; par skó, Bs. i. 876; ganga með pörum, by pairs, MaR.: since freq., tvenn pör vetlinga, sokka, two pairs of gloves, socks.
- II. a paring, scrap; hann fleygði til hennar pörum ok beinum, ClaR.:—the phrase, ekki par, ekki parið, not a paring, not a whit, Bs. ii. 254, 323, 341 (16th century); opt eru kvæða efnin rýr, ekki á stundum parið, Tíma R. (begin.): the word may have come into use in the 15th or 16th century.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
- Clarus Saga. (G. II.)
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