VígrOld Norse Dictionary - vígr
Meaning of Old Norse word "vígr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
vígr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. in fighting state, serviceable; allir vígir karlar, Fms. i. 209: skilled in arms, vígr vel, Nj. 2; vígr manna bezt, Fms. ii. 20, Eb. 32.
- II. neut. vígt, a law phrase, in self-defence; þar er vígt í gegn þeim frumhlaupum, Grág. ii. 9; sex em konur þær er maðr á vígt um, 60: mér þykkir eigi at þér vígt, svá gömlum manni, Fms. xi. 155; þeir drápu karla þá er vígt var at, they smote the men that might be slain, Hkr. i. 235 (referring to the rule in the old code of honour, that it was a disgrace to slay women and children, the aged and the helpless).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛁᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)