feigr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *faigijaz, whence also Old English fæġe, Old High German feigi, English fey.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

feigr

  1. near to death, fey

Declension[edit]

  • Note that the original paradigm inherited from Proto-Germanic was a ja-stem. In classical written Old Norse the paradigm has however shifted to a regular a-stem, so feigr / feigan. However, on the Rök Runestone we find the form faikion, representing feigjan, with the ja-stem intact.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: fej
  • Icelandic: feigur
  • Old Swedish: fegher

References[edit]

  • feigr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Zoëga, Geir T. (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press