Dálkr

Old Norse Dictionary - dálkr

Meaning of Old Norse word "dálkr" in English.

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

dálkr Old Norse word can mean:

dálkr
m. [cp. mod. Germ. dolch, which word docs not appear in Germ. till the 16th century (Grimm); Bohem. and Pol. tulich; mod. Dan. dolk]:—the pin in the cloaks (feldr) of the ancients, whence also called feldar-dálkr, Glúm. ch. 8, Korm. ch. 25, FmS. i. 180, Gísl. 55, Hkr. Hák. S. Góða ch. 18; cp. also the verse l. c., where the poet calls it feldar-stingr, cloak-pin, cp. Tac. Germ. ch. 17.
dálkr
2. the vertebrae of a fish’s tail: it is a child’s game iu Icel. to hold it up and ask, hvað eru margar árar á borði undir sporði? whilst the other has to guess how many joints there are, cp. the Ital. game morra, Lat. ‘micare digitis.’
dálkr
β. a column in a book.

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

Abbreviations used:

Bohem.
Bohemian.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Germ.
German.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
Pol.
Polish.
S.
Saga.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Ital.
Italian.
Lat.
Latin.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Hák. S.
Hákonar Saga. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Korm.
Kormaks Saga. (D. II.)
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