dvergr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dwergaz (dwarf). Cognate with Old English dweorg, Old Frisian dwerch, Old Saxon dwerg, Old High German twerg, twerc.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

dvergr m (genitive dvergs, plural dvergar)

  1. (Norse mythology) a dwarf
    • Vǫluspá, verse 9, lines 5-6, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 2:
      [] hverr skyldi dverga / dróttir skepja []
      [] who shall the dwarves' / lord shape []
  2. a short support pillar
    • Old Icelandic Homily Book, in 1872, T. Wisén, Homiliu-bók: Isländska homilier efter en handskrift från tolfte århundradet. Gleerup, page 100, lines 37-38:
      Þuertre es scorþa staflǽgior oc upphalda dvergom, []
      Crosstrees that prop the beams and upholding pillars, []
  3. a brooch, stud, dress pin
    • Rígsþula, verse 16, lines 7-8, in 1860, T. Möbius, Edda Sæmundar hins fróða: mit einem Anhang zum Theil bisher ungedruckter Gedichte. Leipzig, page 78:
      [] dúkr var á hálsi, / dvergar á öxlum; []
      [] studs on her shoulders, / and scarf on her neck; []

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References[edit]

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