Flesk

Old Norse Dictionary - flesk

Meaning of Old Norse word "flesk" in English.

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

flesk Old Norse word can mean:

flesk
(fleski, Rm. l. c.), n. [A. S. flæsc; Engl. flesh; Germ. fleisch; not in Ulf.; in Icel. and all northern languages kjöt (Swed. kött, Dan. kjöd) is the common word, and flesk is only used of pork or bacon; Dan. flæsk; Swed. fläsk]:—pork, esp. ham and bacon, often used in pl.; fán fleski, Rm. 29; fleska bezt, Gm. 18; forn fleski, Snót 226; brauð ok lítið fleski, BS. i. 819; galtar flesk, Edda 23; hveiti ok flesk, FmS. vi. 263: a dish of kale and bacon was a dainty, hence the saving, drepa fleski í kál, to dip bacon into kale, FaS. iii. 381; e-m fellr flesk í kál, the bacon drops into one’s kale, cp. the Engl. ‘roasted larks flying into one’s mouth;’ honum þótti, ef þetta prófaðisk satt, náliga flesk fallit í kál sitt, BS. i. 717; feitt flesk féll þér í kál (Ed. ketil wrongly), ef þú kannt at súpa, FmS. xi. 348.
flesk
COMPD: fleskisneið.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gm.
Grímnis-mál. (A. I.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Snót
Snót, poems.
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