Drengr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - drengr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "drengr" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

drengr Old Icelandic word can mean:

drengr
(-s, pl. -ir, gen. -ja), m.
drengr
1) a bold, valiant, chivalrous man; ~ góðr, a goodhearted, nobleminded man (auðigr at fé ok ~ góðr); ekki þykki mér þú sterkr, en ~ ertu g., but thou art a good fellow; drengir, en eigi dáðleysingjar, gallant men, and no fainthearts; at þú mættir ~inn af verða sem beztr, that you might get the greatest credit from it; hafa dreng í serk, to have a stout heart in one’s breast;
drengr
2) a young unmarried man (drengir heita ungir menn búlausir, meðan þeir afla sér fjár eða orðstírs);
drengr
3) attendant (þeir heita konungs drengir, er höfðingjum þjóna);
drengr
4) fellow (lætr síðan sverðit ríða á hálsinn á þeim leiða dreng);
drengr
5) pole cf. ás~.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚱᛁᚾᚴᚱ

Abbreviations used:

gen.
genitive.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
f.
feminine.
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