Fleyta

Old Norse Dictionary - fleyta

Meaning of Old Norse word "fleyta" in English.

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

fleyta Old Norse word can mean:

fleyta
tt, [fljóta, flaut], to float, launch, with dat.; fleyta skipum, Hkr. iii. 433, Eg. 359.
fleyta
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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
reflex.
retlexive.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Band.
Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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