draugr

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *draugaz (delusion, mirage, illusion). Akin to Old Saxon gidrog (delusion) and Old High German bitrog (delusion), gitrog (ghost). See also Finnish raukka.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈdrauɡr̩/

Noun[edit]

draugr m (genitive draugs, plural draugar)

  1. (Norse mythology) ghost, spirit, undead
    • Þáttr Þorsteins skelks, in 1827, S. Egilsson, Þ. Guðmundsson, Fornmanna sögur, Volume III. Copenhagen, page 200:
      Hann kyndir ofn brennanda, sagði draugrinn.
      "He kindles furnace's fire", said the ghost.

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Nynorsk: draug m
  • Old Danish: drog m

References[edit]

  • draugr in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • draugr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.