Duga

Old Icelandic Dictionary - duga

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "duga" in English.

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

duga Old Icelandic word can mean:

duga
(-ða, -at), v.
duga
1) to help, aid, support, with dat.;
duga
~ e-m at or við, to succour, lend help (Gísli fór at ~ þeim við);
duga
2) to do, suffice;
duga
þat er þér man ~, which will do for thee;
duga
hefir oss þó dugat þessi átrúnaðr, this faith has served us very well;
duga
fátt er svá illt at einugi dugi, few things are utterly useless;
duga
mun þér eigi þat ~ at sofa hér, it will not do (is not safe) for thee to sleep here;
duga
3) absol., to show prowess, do good service;
duga
dugði hverr sem hann mátti, every one did his best;
duga
4) to suffice, be strong enough;
duga
ef þitt œði dugir, if thy wit suffices;
duga
ef vitni duga, if the witnesses fail not.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᚢᚴᛅ

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
e-m
einhverjum.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
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