Austr

Old Norse Dictionary - austr

Meaning of Old Norse word "austr" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

austr Old Norse word can mean:

austr
rs and rar, m. [ausa], the act of drawing water in buckets, pumping; v. dæluaustr and byttuaustr, Grett. ch. 19; standa í austri, to toil hard at the pump, Fas. ii. 520, Sturl. iii. 68; til austrar, Grett. 94 B. β. the water pumped or to be pumped, bilge water, Gr. αντλος, Sturl. iii. 67, 68; skipið fullt af austri, full of bilge water, Fb. ii. 204 (Fbr.), Finnb. 234; standa í a., v. above.
austr
COMPD: austrs-ker, austker (N. G. l. i. 59), a scoop, pump-bucket (cp. ausker), GÞl. 424.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚢᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
Gr.
Greek.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.
cp.
compare.
L.
Linnæus.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Finnb.
Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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