Dreka-merki

Old Norse Dictionary - dreka-merki

Meaning of Old Norse word "dreka-merki" in English.

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

dreka-merki
n. the sign of a dragon, Karl. 35 1; the constellation Scorpio is also called Sporð-dreka-merki. The language distinguishes between flug-dreki, the flying dragon of the tales, and sporð-dreki, a tailed dragon, i. e. a scorpion.

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Karl.
Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
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