Flug

Old Norse Dictionary - flug

Meaning of Old Norse word "flug" in English.

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

flug Old Norse word can mean:

flug
n., but in old writers usually, if not always, flugr, m. [cp. fljúga I]:—flight, Lat. volatus; fuglanna flug (acc.), Stj. 17; þá beinir hann fluginn, Edda 60; (hann) dró arnsúg í flugnum, 46; í sínum flug, Stj. 270: the phrase, á flugi, in the flight; fugl á flugi, a bird of flight, Od. xii. 62; mætir hón hamrinun á flugi, Edda 58; á ferð ok flugi, ‘faring and flying,’ all in motion, Fas. i. 6, Núm. 2. 99: metaph., var hón öll á flugi, she was all in a flutter, Fb. ii. 335.
flug
II. = flótti, Lat. fuga, flight, only in poetry; trauðr flugar, unwilling to flee, bold, Hkv. 1. 52, Fms. xi. 186 (in a verse); flugar-trauðr, adj. bold, Hkv. 1. 54; cp. flug-skjarr, flug-styggr, flug-trauðr, flug-varr, adj., flug-þverrir, m. firm in battle, unflinching, all epithets of heroes, Lex. Poët.
flug
III. neut. a sheer precipice; hann er svá hár, ok þat flug fyrir ofan at …, Fas. ii. 231; hence fluga-björg, n. pl. and fluga-hamarr (mod. flug-hamarr), m. precipices, Bs. i. 330, Fms. viii. 18. 49, Fb. iii. 408, Fas. ii. 231: also of a current, fluga-fors, m., Mag.; fluga-straumr, m. a rapid vortex, eddy, Edda 67 (in a verse):—other compds in mod. use, flug-beittr, adj. keen-edged, as a razor; flug-gáfaðr, flug-næmr, flug-skarpr, adj. keen, acute, quick to learn; flug-háll, adj. (flug-hálka, u, f.), very slippery; flug-ríkr, adj. immensely rich.

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
cp.
compare.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
adj.
adjective.
v.
vide.
ch.
chapter.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
neut.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Od.
Odysseifs-kvæði, prose, 1829.
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Mag.
Magus Saga. (G. II.)
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