Flaumr

Old Norse Dictionary - flaumr

Meaning of Old Norse word "flaumr" in English.

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

flaumr Old Norse word can mean:

flaumr
m. [Norse flom; A. S. fleam; Dutch. fleem]
flaumr
1. an eddy, BS. ii. 5: poët. the din of battle, hildar f., göndlar f., Lex. poët.
flaumr
2. metaph. a bevy, crowd; kvenna f., a bevy of ladies, FS. (Hallfred): in the phrase, nema e-n flaumi, to bereave one of company and glee, Jd. 5, Ísl. ii. 252 (in a verse); flaums felli-dómr, the hasty judgment of a crowd, (Sighvat).
flaumr
COMPDS: flaumsemi, flaumslit.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
ch.
chapter.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
f.
feminine.
poët.
poetically.
l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
lit.
literally.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Jd.
Jómsvíkinga-drápa. (A. III.)
➞ See all works cited in the dictionary
Back