Blóð-vaka

Old Norse Dictionary - blóð-vaka

Meaning of Old Norse word "blóð-vaka" in English.

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

blóð-vaka
u, f. [vekja blóð, cp. vökvi, m. fluid], a law term, the letting blood flow; svá hart at b. yrði, Bs. i. 871.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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