Bleikja

Old Norse Dictionary - bleikja

Meaning of Old Norse word "bleikja" in English.

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

bleikja Old Norse word can mean:

bleikja
1. and bleika, u, f. chalk paint; draga með bleiku, Hkr. ii. 341, Fms. iv. 96.
bleikja
2. salmo levis,l. i. 11.
bleikja
2. t, ð, [Swed. bleka; Germ. bleichen], to bleach; b. lérept, to bleach linen, Fas. ii. 71: in the phrase, b. hadda (cp. haddblik), of ladies, to wash and comb the hair, Edda 75.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
v.
vide.
l.
line.
cp.
compare.
Germ.
German.
m.
masculine.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Fél.
Félags-rit.
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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