Austr-mál

Old Norse Dictionary - austr-mál

Meaning of Old Norse word "austr-mál" in English.

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

austr-mál
n. (navig.), the pumping-watch, the crew being told off two and two, to hand the buckets up, one of them standing in the bilge water down below and the other on deck, vide the Fbr. 131, Grett. ch. 19; en hverr Þeirra manna er síðar kemr en a. komi til hans, þá er hann sekr níu ertogum, n. G. L. i. 335 [ausmaal, bilge water, Ivar Aasen].

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
L.
Linnæus.
n.
neuter.
navig.
navigation.

Works & Authors cited:

Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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