As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
fleyta Old Norse word can mean:
- tt, [fljóta, flaut], to float, launch, with dat.; fleyta skipum, Hkr. iii. 433, Eg. 359.
- β. to lift slightly from the ground, Fms. iii. 211: reflex. fleytask, metaph. to pass, go through, but with the notion of a narrow escape, as a boat in shallow water, Band. 7 (v. l.) new Ed.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛚᛁᚢᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- v. l.
- varia lectio.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Heimskringla. (E. I.)
- Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)