BlíðaOld Norse Dictionary - blíða
Meaning of Old Norse word "blíða" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
blíða Old Norse word can mean:
- u, f. [Ulf. bleiþei], literally blitheness, but in usage gentleness, grace, of a woman; alla blíðu lét hón uppi við mik, Nj. 18; hófst þá enn at nýju b. (friendly intercourse) með þeim mágum, Fms. ix. 450: in mod. usage, balminess of the air: fair words, blandishment, Sks. 540.
- COMPD: blíðubragð.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᛁᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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