Blakkr

Old Norse Dictionary - blakkr

Meaning of Old Norse word "blakkr" in English.

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

blakkr Old Norse word can mean:

blakkr
adj. [A. S. blac; Engl. black; O. H. G. plak: in Icel. svartr, as in A. S. and other kindred tongues swart, etc., represents the Lat. niger; while blakkr corresponds to the Lat. ater, dead or dusky black], in poetry used as an epithet of wolves, etc., Lex. Poët., in prose it is very rare, FaS. iii. 592; hence blekkja, to defraud: the mod. Icel. blek, n. ink, Swed. blak, Dan. blæk, come from blakkr, corresponding to Lat. atramentum, Str. 63 (blez), Pr. 474.
blakkr
II. = bleikr, pale; blakkr hestr, Ghv. 18 (perh. corrupt for bleikr, pale, cp. fölvan jó, Hkv. 2. 47), the colour of death; to dream of riding on a pale horse forebodes death, Bjarni 136; on a red horse a bloody death, FS. (Vd.) 67.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
cp.
compare.
perh.
perhaps.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Str.
Strengleikar. (G. II.)
Bjarni
Bjarni Thorarinson.
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Vd.
Vatnsdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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