Drák

Old Norse Dictionary - drák

Meaning of Old Norse word "drák" in English.

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

drák
f. (draka, u, f., Thom. l. c., mod. rák, f.), a streak; lá eptir ein blóð-drák í léreptinu, … fagra heilsu barnsins ok blóð-drákina, BS. ii. 170; hafði hann þá blóðrás merkiligasta, at ein draka (drák) gékk af hægra veg hanns ennis í skakk um þvert andlitið á vinstri kinninni, ok með því sama marki vitraðist hann síðan mörgum mönnum, Thom. 356; ein rauð blóðdrög, MS. Holm. no. 17 (Fr.), vide drög: rák is at present a very freq. word in Icel., but is hardly found in old writers; the identity of these two words cannot be doubted.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
no.
number.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
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