Fjarri

Old Icelandic Dictionary - fjarri

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "fjarri" in English.

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

fjarri Old Icelandic word can mean:

fjarri
(firr, first), adv.
fjarri
1) far off (svá at f. flugu brotin); with dat. far from (sólu f); standa f. e-m, to stand far from one; compar., firr, farther off farit firr húsi, keep off from the house; allt er fjörvi firr, life is the nearest (dearest) thing; firr meirr, farther aloof (bóndamúgrinn sat firr meirr);
fjarri
2) fig., taka e-u ~, to take a thing coldly, show disinclination, refuse (Ormr tók því ekki f.); ok er þat ekki f. hennar skapi, it is not far from her mind; f. ferr því, far from it, by no means; nú sé ek eigi, at mér mætti firr um fara en þér, now I see not how I can fare worse than thou;
fjarri
3) far from, bereft of; f. feðrmunum, bereft of my patrimony.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᛅᚱᚱᛁ

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
e-m
einhverjum.
compar.
comparative.
dat.
dative.
f.
feminine.
e-u
einhverju.
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