Dreyra

Old Norse Dictionary - dreyra

Meaning of Old Norse word "dreyra" in English.

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

dreyra
ð, to bleed, ooze (of blood from a slight wound), always absol. or neut.; þótti mér dreyra ór hlutunum, Ld. 126; ok dreyrði ór hlutunum, Fb. i. 67; eigi dreyrði ór hvirflinum, Fms. ii. 272; hann reist í lófa sér krossmark svá at dreyrði, so that blood flowed, v. 185; ný-dreyrt blóð, new-bled blood, Þiðr. 199.

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

Abbreviations used:

absol.
absolute, absolutely.
l.
line.
neut.
neuter.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Þiðr.
Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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