Diskr

Old Norse Dictionary - diskr

Meaning of Old Norse word "diskr" in English.

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

diskr
m. [a for. word: from Gr. δίσκος; Lat. discus; A. S. and Hel. disc; Engl. desk and disk; Germ. tisch]:—a plate; þá vóru öngir diskar, Ísl. (Heiðarv. S.) ii. 337, O. H. l. 36, FmS. i. 259, BS. i. 475; silfr-d., gull-d., silver and gold plate are mentioned as a present given to a king, O. H. 154, cp. Fb. iii. 332; both the words used in this sense, diskr and skutill (Lat. scutellum, Germ. schüssel) are of for. origin; cp. also Rm. 4, 39: in the earliest times small movable tables also served as plateS.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
for.
foreign.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Gr.
Greek.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Heiðarv. S.
Heiðarvíga Saga. (D. II.)
O. H. L.
Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
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