Blæða

Old Norse Dictionary - blæða

Meaning of Old Norse word "blæða" in English.

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

blæða
dd, to bleed, to flow, of blood, Pr. 473; blæddu nasar hans (blóð-nasir), Bs. i. 521: impers., e-m blæðir, one loses blood, Grág. ii. II, Sturl. iii. 113, Sd. 139, Eb. 242: absol., laust hana í andlitið svá at blæddi, Nj. 18: metaph. phrase, e-m blæðir e-t í augu, it bleeds into one’s eyes, i. e. one is amazed at a thing.

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

Abbreviations used:

absol.
absolute, absolutely.
i. e.
id est.
impers.
impersonal.
l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
pers.
person.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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