Flokkr

Old Norse Dictionary - flokkr

Meaning of Old Norse word "flokkr" in English.

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

flokkr Old Norse word can mean:

flokkr
m. akin to fólk, [A. S. floc; Engl. flock; Dan. flok; Swed. flock]
flokkr
I. a body of men; in law five men make a flokkr; flokkr eru fimm menn, Edda 108; þat heitir f. er fimm menn eru saman, n. G. l. i. 61:—a company, host, party, þeir gengu allir í einum flokki, Nj. 100; engla flokkar, a host of angels, Greg. 34; marga flokka, Th. 3; hlaupa í gegn ór öðrum flokki, Grág. ii. 10: adverb., flokkum, in crowds, 656. 18; flokkum þeir fóru, Sl. 63:—a troop, band, hefja flokk, to raise a band, to rebel, FmS. viii. 273, ix. 4; ofríki flokkanna, vii. 293; fara með flokk, to roam about, 318:—a tribe, company, in a good sense, Stj. 321, 322, passim, and so in mod. usage.
flokkr
COMPDS: flokkaatvígi, flokkaferð, flokksforingi, flokkshöfðingi, flokksmaðr, flokksvíg.
flokkr
II. a short poem, Ísl. ii. 237, FmS. v. 227, vi. 391, xi. 203, 204: as the name of poems, Brands-flokkr, Sturl. iii. 90; Tryggva-f., FmS. iii. 54, 116; Kálfs-f., 123; Valþjófs-f., vi. 426; cp. esp. Gunnl. S. and Knytl. S. l. c., vide drápa.
flokkr
2. in mod. usage an epic poem consisting of several cantos is called flokkr or rímna-flokkr; thus Úlfars-rímur, Núma-rímur, Þrymlur, etc. are each of them a flokkr, but the Skíða-ríma or Ólafs-ríma, being single rhapsodies, are not so called.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
adverb.
adverbially.
f.
feminine.
L.
Linnæus.
mod.
modern.
cp.
compare.
esp.
especially.
l. c.
loco citato.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
etc.
et cetera.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Greg.
Gregory. (F. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sl.
Sólarljóð. (A. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Th.
Theophilus. (F. III.)
Knytl.
Knytlinga Saga. (E. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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