As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
flóa Old Norse word can mean:
- að, to boil milk or fluids; hence, flóuð mjólk, boiled milk; óflóuð mjólk, unboiled milk; sólin heitir ok flóar alla veröld, Mar. 56; hón flóar ok heitir kólnuð hjörtu. 60.
- II. to flood; Lögrinn gengr svá upp á löndin at víða flóar, Ó. H. 17; af hans sárum flóaði svá mikit blóð, Mar. (Fr.): in mod. usage always declined with ð, flóir and flóði, if in this sense.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛚᚢᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
Works & Authors cited:
- Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.