Flaska

Old Norse Dictionary - flaska

Meaning of Old Norse word "flaska" in English.

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

flaska Old Norse word can mean:

flaska
1. að, to split, in the popular phrase, flaska á skeri, to split on a skerry or rock, of a ship, cp. Grett. 148 (in a verse).
flaska
2. u, f. [a word prob. of Byzantine origin, from Gr. φλάσκη, φλάσκιον; Dan. and Swed. flaska or flaske; Germ. flasche; Engl. flask; Ital. fiasco; Span. flasco; Fr. flacon; cp. Du Cange s. v. flasco and flasca]:—a flask; but it must be old, as flösku-skegg, n. bottle-beard, occurs in Landn. as a nickname of an uncle of the old Njal.; flösku-bakr, m. bottle-back, which occurs as a nickname in Grett., cp. Landn.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Gr.
Greek.
Ital.
Italian.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
prob.
probably.
Span.
Spanish.
s. v.
sub voce.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
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