Fauskr

Old Norse Dictionary - fauskr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fauskr" in English.

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

fauskr Old Norse word can mean:

fauskr
m. (fouski, a, m., Hom. 152), a rotten dry log, esp. dug out of the earth; fausk ok fúka, Barl. 206; f. ok stofna, Grág. ii. 297, Jb. 239, Bs. ii. 183, Barl. 134; fauska-gröptr, m. digging dry logs out of the earth for fuel, Landn. 303.
fauskr
II. metaph. of an old man, ertú náliga f. einn, Róm. 195; sem fúinn f., Karl. 361. Hom. l. c.; karl-fauskr, an old man.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
l. c.
loco citato.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Barl.
Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Karl.
Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
Róm.
Rómverja Saga. (E. II.)
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