As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
dár Old Icelandic word can mean:
- n. scoff;
- draga ~ at e-m, to make game or jest of one, to ridicule one; cf. dára.
- a., scarcely used except in the neut., ‘dátt,’
- 1) e-m verðr dátt við e-t, one is startled at a thing (við þau tíðendi varð honum svá dátt, sem hann væri steini lostinn);
- 2) e-m verðr dátt um e-t, one is pleased with a thing; svá var dátt með þeim, at, they were on such friendly terms that; gera sér dátt við en, to be very familiar with one; þá var nú í dátt efni komit, they had come to be good friends.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᚱ
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