As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
dilkr Old Norse word can mean:
- m. a sucking lamb, Grett. 137, Þorst. St. 51, Grág. i. 417, ii. 307, in the last passage also of sucking pigs, calves or kids; kvíga (a ‘quey’ or young cow) með tvá dilka, Ísl. ii. 401; in Icel. households the lambs are separated from the mother in June, this is called ‘færa frá,’ the time ‘fráfærur,’ the lamb ‘fráfæru-lamb;’ the lambs that are left with the mother all the summer are called ‘dilkar’ as opp. to ‘fráfæru-lamb.’
- 2. metaph. the small folds all round a great sheepfold.
- β. the phrase, e-t dregr dilk eptir sér, it brings trouble in its train.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛁᛚᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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