Fálma

Old Norse Dictionary - fálma

Meaning of Old Norse word "fálma" in English.

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

fálma Old Norse word can mean:

fálma
að, [Dan. famle; Swed. famla], to fumble, grope about, as in blindman’s-buff: Hrappr vildi f. til mín, Ld. 98; hann fálmaði til Egils (of the blind giant), Fas. iii. 385; fálma höndum, to fumble with the hands, Fms. iii. 125; or with a weapon, þá f. jötuninn til agn-saxinu, Edda 36.
fálma
2. metaph. to flinch; láta geð f., to flinch or falter (Eyvind); f. ok skjálfa, Niðrst. 107; f. af hræðslu, 5; flýja eðr f., Fms. vii. 260, 297, vide Lex. Poët.

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

Abbreviations used:

Dan.
Danish.
f.
feminine.
n.
neuter.
Swed.
Swedish.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Niðrst.
Niðrstigningar Saga. (F. III.)
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