Bleðja

Old Norse Dictionary - bleðja

Meaning of Old Norse word "bleðja" in English.

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

bleðja
að, [blað], pret. bladdi; a part. ‘bladdr’ occurs, Post. 606; prop. to prune, lop trees and plants, Bs. ii. 165, N. G. L. i. 241: esp. in the metaph. phrase, b. af, to destroy, kill off one by one; mun hann svá ætla at b. hirðina, Fms. ii. 55, vii. 36, Fs. 96.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
L.
Linnæus.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
part.
participle.
prop.
proper, properly.
pret.
preterite.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
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