GóðrOld Icelandic Dictionary - góðr
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "góðr" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
góðr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (góð, gott), a.
- 1) good, morally commendable (g. ok réttlátr konungr, góð kona);
- 2) good, honest (drengr g.); g. vili, good, honest intention;
- 3) kind, friendly; g. e-m, kind towards one; gott gengr þér til, thou meanest well; gott var í frændsemi þeira, they were on good terms; vilja e-m gott, to wish one well;
- 4) good, fine, goodly; g. hestr, fine horse; gott veðr, fine weather; með góðu föruneyti, with goodly suite; góðr beini, good cheer, verða gott til e-s, to get plenty of; var þá gott til fjár ok mannvirðingar, there was ample wealth and fame to earn; g. af e-u or e-s, good, liberal with a thing; g. af tíðendum, good at news, communicative; g. af hestinum, willing to lend the horse; g. af fé, open-handed; g. matar, free with his food.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᚦᚱ
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