Blöskra

Old Norse Dictionary - blöskra

Meaning of Old Norse word "blöskra" (or blǫskra) in English.

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

blöskra Old Norse word can mean:

blöskra (blǫskra)
að, to blench:
blöskra (blǫskra)
1. absol., hann brá sér eigi við né blöskraði, Fms. vii. 157; hygg at vandlega hvárt ek b. nökkut, xi. 150, and so also Jomsv. 47, and Fb. i. 198.
blöskra (blǫskra)
2. e-m blöskrar—ok bað þá at hyggja hvárt honum blöskraði nökkuð, Sturl. iii. 43—ought perhaps to be ‘hann;’ the mod. use is constant, ‘e-m b.,’ one blenches, is shocked at a thing.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, blöskra may be more accurately written as blǫskra.

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

Abbreviations used:

absol.
absolute, absolutely.
l.
line.
v.
vide.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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