Fleinn

Old Norse Dictionary - fleinn

Meaning of Old Norse word "fleinn" in English.

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

fleinn Old Norse word can mean:

fleinn
m. [A. S. flán], a bayonet-like pike, FmS. iii. 224, SkS. 394, cp. Grett. 141.
fleinn
β. the fluke of an anchor, Nj. 42, Orkn. 362; vide akkeris-fleinn.
fleinn
2. a kind of shaft, a dart, = A. S. flán, Höfuðl. 10, 13, Rm. 32, FmS. i. 45, cp. Hkr. i. 159, Hm. 85, 151; hence poët. flein-drífa, u, f. a drift or shower of shafts; flein-stökkvandi and flein-varpaðr, m. epithets of archers.
fleinn
3. a pr. name, Landn.; hence Fleins-háttr, m. a metre attributed to an old poet of that name, Edda (Ht.)

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
n.
neuter.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
poët.
poetically.
pr.
proper, properly.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
Höfuðl.
Höfuðlausn. (A. III.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Ht.
Hátta-tal. (C. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
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