Flæðar-mús

Old Norse Dictionary - flæðar-mús

Meaning of Old Norse word "flæðar-mús" in English.

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

flæðar-mús
f. ‘flood-mouse,’ a fabulous animal in nursery tales, vide Ísl. Þjóðs. and Maurer’s Volksagen; the word is, however, probably only a corruption from Germ. ‘fleder-maus,’ the bat.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
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