Bók-mál

Old Norse Dictionary - bók-mál

Meaning of Old Norse word "bók-mál" in English.

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

bók-mál
n. the book language, learned language, i. e. Latin, Hom. 138: en at bókmáli (in Latin) verða öll hundruð tíræð, Sks. 57, Rb. 54, 516; Heilagt b., the Holy Scriptures, Str.; blót þau sem fyrirboðin eru at bókmáli, i. e. in the canon of the church, n. G. L. i. 351.

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Str.
Strengleikar. (G. II.)
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