As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- rs, m. bloom, blossom; allan akrsins blómstr, Stj. 29; sætan b., Sks. 630 B, 499; ‘flos’ is rendered by b., Stj. (pref.): in writers since the Reformation always neut.; allt eins og blómstrið eina, and glóandi blómstrið frítt, Hallgrímr, Snót 45; blóm and blómstr are synonymous, but blómi in common usage is metaph. = prosperity.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛚᚢᛘᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Snót, poems.
- Stjórn. (F. I.)