Blaðra

Old Norse Dictionary - blaðra

Meaning of Old Norse word "blaðra" in English.

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

blaðra Old Norse word can mean:

blaðra
1. að, prob. an onomatopoëtic word, like Lat. blaterare, Scot. blether, Germ. plaudern, in the phrase, b. tungunni, to talk thick, Hom. 115; tungan var úti ok blaðraði, Fbr. 77 new Ed.; hann blaðraði tungunni ok vildi við leita at mæla, Fms. v. 152: metaph. to utter inarticulate sounds, bleat, as a sheep. blaðr, n. nonsense.
blaðra
2. u, f. a bladder, Pr. 472: a blain, watery swelling, Stj. 273, Bs. i. 182. blöðru-sótt, f. a stone in the bladder, Pr. 475.

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

Abbreviations used:

Germ.
German.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
prob.
probably.
Scot.
Scottish.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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