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


From Proto-Germanic *dagaz (day, name of the D-rune). Cognate with Old English dæġ (Modern English day), Old Frisian dei, di, Old Saxon dag, Old Dutch dag, Old High German tac, tag, Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌲𐍃 (dags).
Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn).


dagr m (genitive dags, plural dagar)

  1. a day
    • Sverris saga 162, in 1834, F. Magnússon, C. C. Rafn, Fornmanna sögur, Volume VIII. Copenhagen, page 398:
      [] fór þá enn aptr til liðsins, var þá ok komit at dægi; []
      [] but came then back to his people, when the day was nearly come; []
  2. (in the plural) days, times
    • Knýtlinga saga 65, in 1828, Þ. Guðmundsson, R. C. Rask, C. C. Rafn, Fornmanna sögur, Volume XI. Copenhagen, page 286:
      [] munu þeir bræðr hafa góða daga með Baldvina hertoga, []
      [] the brothers will have happy days with the duke Baldwin, []



Derived termsEdit



  • dagr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dagr in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • dagr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.