Blót-naut

Old Norse Dictionary - blót-naut

Meaning of Old Norse word "blót-naut" in English.

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

blót-naut Old Norse word can mean:

blót-naut
n. an ox worshipped and enchanted, Hkr. i. 269, Fms. iii. 132, Fas. i. 255; hence in mod. use a mad bull is called blótneyti, n.
blót-naut
2. a bull to be sacrificed, a heathen sacrifice connected with the old holmgang, q. v., Eg. 506, cp. Korm. 212, 214, Gísl. 80.

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

Abbreviations used:

mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
cp.
compare.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Korm.
Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
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