Blæja

Old Norse Dictionary - blæja

Meaning of Old Norse word "blæja" in English.

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

blæja Old Norse word can mean:

blæja
u, f. [cp. Germ. blege = limbus, prob. derived from A. S. bleoh = colour; prob. an Engl. word, cp. Enskar blæjur, Eb. 256]:—a fine, coloured cloth; hon hafði knýtt urn sik blæju, ok vóru í mörk blá, Ld. 244: a burial sheet, Am. 101, Gkv. 1. 13, Grág. i. 207: the cover of a bed, Gg. 7, 25, Rm. 20, Bb. 1. 12, Eb. l. c.: cover of an altar table, Vm. 65, Dipl. iii. 4: poët., hildar b., a shield, the b. of the mast = the sail, etc.: mod. a veil.
blæja
COMPDS: blsejuendi, blæjuhorn, blæjuhvalr.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
pl.
plural.
poët.
poetically.
prob.
probably.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Am.
Atla-mál. (A. II.)
Bb.
Búnaðar-bálkr.
Dipl.
Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Gg.
Grógaldr. (A. II.)
Gkv.
Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Vm.
Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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