From Proto-Germanic *gōdaz, whence also Old Saxon, Old Frisian, and Old English gōd, Old High German and Old Dutch guot, Gothic 𐌲𐍉𐌸𐍃 (gōþs). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ-. The comparative and superlative forms are from Proto-Germanic *batizô and *batistaz respectively, both degrees of Proto-Germanic *bataz, being ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰh₂d- (“good”).
- good, righteous, morally commendable
- good, honest, true
- góðir vinir — good friends
- kind, friendly
- góð orð — good, kind words
- good, gifted
- gott skáld — a good poet
- goodly, fine
- vel (“well”)
- Richard Cleasby, Guðbrandur Vigfússon — An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
- góðr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.
- betri in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- beztr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press