As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [blakra, Ivar Aasen, to shake, of leaves], to blink; b. augum, Hom. 89; now blakta, að, e. g. b. augum, to move the eyes, and also used of the beating of the heart; hón fann að hjartað blaktaði, in the story of the Beauty and the Beast (Skrýmslið Góða), Kvöldv. ii. 176: blakra vængjum = blakta vængjum, to flutter with the wings, Barl. 88; of sails, Úlf. 3. 14.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᛅᚴᚱᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
Works & Authors cited:
- Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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