Blá

Old Norse Dictionary - blá

Meaning of Old Norse word "blá" in English.

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

blá
f., pl. blár, an απ. λεγ. in a verse Ísl. ii. 233, where it seems to mean the billows, blue waves. Ivar Aasen records ‘blaa’ a Norse term for the blue horizon; cp. the Icel. phrase, út í bláinn (as from blár, m.), into the blue, of what is thrown away, words spoken without need or end. In the east of Icel. blá means a meadow covered with snow half melted away, Erik Jonsson, Dict. s. v.

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

Abbreviations used:

απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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