Falr

Old Norse Dictionary - falr

Meaning of Old Norse word "falr" in English.

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

falr Old Norse word can mean:

falr
1. m. [fal, Ivar Aasen], the socket of a spear’s head in which the handle is put, often richly ornamented (spjóts-falr), FaS. iii. 388, Stj. 461, Eg. 285, 726, Edda 83, Ld. 98, Nj. 108, K. Þ. K. 96, FmS. iv. 278, 338, FS. 127; vide Worsaae 344 sqq., 498.
falr
2. adj. [A. S. fæle; O. H. G. fali; Germ. feil; Swed. and Dan. fal]:—venal, to be sold, FmS. i. 185, Sd. 188, Ld. 146; e-m er e-t falt, or eiga (láta) e-t falt, to have a thing for sale, Grág. ii. 243, n. G. L. i. 237, FmS. vii. 20, Nj. 32; gjaf-falr, FmS. vii. 124; metaph., er mér eru falastir til þungs hlutar, i. e. I should not mind if they fared ill, Lv. 105, Mag. 59, Trist. 8, 11 (Fr.)

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
v.
vide.
adj.
adjective.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
Germ.
German.
i. e.
id est.
L.
Linnæus.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
K. Þ. K.
Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Mag.
Magus Saga. (G. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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