Blá-mær

Old Norse Dictionary - blá-mær

Meaning of Old Norse word "blá-mær" in English.

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

blá-mær
f. [mœrr = moor, cp. landamæri, borders, Caes. Bell. Gall, vi. ch. 23], the blue moor, an απ. λεγ. in the Norse poet Eyvind Skáldaspillir as an epithet of the sea about A. D. 960, Hkr. i. 154; cp. Landn. 54, which reads borðmærar, and attributes the verse to another poet. The word is still in use in Norway in the popular phrase, ut aa blaamyra: vide Ivar Aasen s. v. blaamyr, the sea.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. D.
Anno Domini.
απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
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