Far

Old Icelandic Dictionary - far

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "far" in English.

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

far Old Icelandic word can mean:

far
n.
far
1) a means off passage, ship; bjarga fari á floti, to save a vessel qflaat; in compds., a trading vessel (Íslands-far, Englands-far);
far
2) passage; taka (fá, ráða) sér fari or far, to take a passage in a ship; beiðast fars, to ask for a passage; synja e-m fars, to deny one a passage; banna e-m f., to forbid one to sail (cf. farbann);
far
3) trace, print, track (Sveinki rak lömb sín til fjöru í förin); villast hundarnir farsins, the hounds lose the track; of et sama f., on the same subject;
far
4) life, conduct, behaviour; í fari konungsins in the king’s character;
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5) state, condition (gefa þeir eigi gaum um hennar far) f. veðranna, the course of the winds; at fornu fari, of yore, of old.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛅᚱ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
compd
compound, compounds.
compds
compound, compounds.
e-m
einhverjum.
f.
feminine.
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