As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
fljótr Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. fleet, swift, of a horse, Flóv. 30: of a ship, Fs. 28, Fms. v.. 262.
- β. metaph. ready, speedy; Ólafr var þess ekki fljótr, ok fór þó at bæn Bolla, Ld. 186.
- 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.
- 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
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Flóvents Saga. (G. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)