Blik

Old Norse Dictionary - blik

Meaning of Old Norse word "blik" in English.

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

blik Old Norse word can mean:

blik
n. [cp. Germ. blick and blitz; Engl. blink (in ice-blink, the gleam of distant ice-fields), and blaze], gleam, sheen, Scot. glint, Lat. nitor; barach þýðir b. eðr brjánda, Stj. 389. The original notion of fulgor is alien to Icel.; even augnablik, q. v., is of Dan. and Germ. extraction; a dead-calm sea is in Danish havblik and blikstille, but in Icel. blæja-logn. The gleam of metal (shields) is called blik, Edda 86 (poët.): of the sky, Breiðablik is the heavenly abode of the god Baldr, Gm. 12.
blik
2. bleaching, Dan. bleg; blæjur á bliki, Fas. ii. (in a verse); lérept á bliki, n. G. l. i. 381.
blik
3. hadd-blik, Edda 77.
blik
II. (for. word), the vizor on a helmet, in writers of the 14th and 15th centuries, Fas. iii. 229, Ann. 1393.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
poët.
poetically.
q. v.
quod vide.
Scot.
Scottish.
v.
vide.
L.
Linnæus.
for.
foreign.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Gm.
Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Ann.
Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
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