Blær

Old Norse Dictionary - blær

Meaning of Old Norse word "blær" in English.

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

blær Old Norse word can mean:

blær
m. [cp. Engl. to blare]
blær
I. a gentle breeze, puff of air, esp. with a notion of warmth; b. hitans, Edda 4: kenna blæ (to feel a draft) á andliti sér. Clem. 35; vinds blær, Stj. 78; þá kom kaldr blær (a cold stream of air) á Skutu or jarðhúsinu, Rb. 319: poet, the blue sky, the pure air, undir blæ himins blíðan, Pass. 25. 10; blærinn hýrnar við dægrið hvert, Bb. 1. 18.
blær
2. in mod. usage metaph. the air, character of a speech, writing, or the like; sögu-blær, frásagnar-blær, rit-blær.
blær
II. a ram, Edda (gl.), hence blœsma.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
esp.
especially.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Bb.
Búnaðar-bálkr.
Clem.
Clements Saga. (F. III.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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