Beit-fiskr

Old Norse Dictionary - beit-fiskr

Meaning of Old Norse word "beit-fiskr" in English.

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

beit-fiskr
m. fish to be caught with bait, in the phrase, bíta mætti b. ef at borði væri dreginn, Fbr. í So, Gísl. 135 reads beinfiskr, no doubt wrongly: the proverb denotes a fine game, one played with slight trouble.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
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