Fjós

Old Norse Dictionary - fjós

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjós" in English.

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

fjós Old Norse word can mean:

fjós
1. n., contr. form = fé-hús = ‘cow-house,’ [Norse fjös; the contracted form is usual even in the earliest writers]:—a cow-house, byre, stall, Ld. 98, Gísl. 28 sqq., Dropl. 28, Njarð. 368, Sturl. ii. 43, iii. 54, Fms. ix. 508; vera í fjósi, or fara í fjós, to attend to the cows.
fjós
COMPDS: fjós-dyr, fjós-haugr, fjós-hlaða, fjós-hurð, fjós-reka, fjós-veggr, etc., the door, mound, barn, hurdle, spade, wall, etc. of a fjós. fjós-gata, u, f. the byre-path, Landn. 51. Fjósa-karlar, m. pl. the ‘byre-carles,’ the three stars in the sword of Orion. fjósa-kona, u, f. a byre-maid, Landn. (Hb.) 51: fjósa-konur, the ‘byre-maids,’ the three stars in the belt of Orion, because the dairy-work is in the winter months (Dec., Jan.) fixed by the rising of these stars. fjósa-verk, n. ‘byre work,’ attendance on the cows, Nj. 185, v. l.
fjós
2. mod. þjós, f. the carcase of a whale, Grág. ii. 360, 372, Jb. 310 B (passim).

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

Abbreviations used:

contr.
contracted.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Dropl.
Droplaugar-sona Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Njarð.
Njarðvíkinga Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Hb.
Hauks-bók. (H. IV.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
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