Fljótr

Old Norse Dictionary - fljótr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fljótr" in English.

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

fljótr Old Norse word can mean:

fljótr
adj. fleet, swift, of a horse, Flóv. 30: of a ship, Fs. 28, Fms. v.. 262.
fljótr
β. metaph. ready, speedy; Ólafr var þess ekki fljótr, ok fór þó at bæn Bolla, Ld. 186.
fljótr
II. neut. used adverb. fleetly, swiftly; nú lát við fljótt ok leita dyra, Fms. v. 147; svá fljótt, so soon, 168; sem fljótast, the soonest, at once, Fb. i. 539; þat fljótast sem þú getr, as soon as thou canst, Fms. iii. 94; fljótara, sooner, Dipl. v. 5.
fljótr
2. metaph. promptly; hann tekr honum eigi fljótt, he received him coolly, Sd. 139; þeir tóku eigi fljótt undir þat, Fms. ii. 32.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
v.
vide.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
adverb.
adverbially.
l.
line.
neut.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
s. v.
sub voce.

Works & Authors cited:

Flóv.
Flóvents Saga. (G. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Dipl.
Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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