Fálka-veiðr

Old Norse Dictionary - fálka-veiðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fálka-veiðr" in English.

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

fálka-veiðr
f. catching falcons, Bs. i. 720, 737. This foreign word came into use as a trade term, and only occurs in the 13th century. The white falcon (‘falco Islandicus’) was during the Middle Ages much sought for, and sometimes the king or bishops claimed the exclusive right of exporting these birds: they were sent to England even as late as A. D. 1602, and sought for by English noblemen of that time; cp. the anecdote told in Feðga-æfi 10.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. D.
Anno Domini.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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