Fluga

Old Norse Dictionary - fluga

Meaning of Old Norse word "fluga" in English.

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

fluga Old Norse word can mean:

fluga
u. f., gen. pl. flugna, a fly, gnat, moth, Stj. 23, 91, Pr. 474, Edda 70, Ver. 20; gesta-fluga, a moth; mý-f., a gnat; bý-f., a bee; randa-f., a wasp; hunangs-f., a honey-fly, a kind of Icel. bee; mel-f., a clothes-moth; þev-f., a kind of tipula: myki-f., a dung-fly: maðka-f., a maggot-fly, all three musca, etc., vide Eggert Itin. ch. 688: the phrase, eins og fluga, swift as a fly. Wizards were said to bewitch flies and send them to kill their enemies (vide galdra-fluga, gand-fluga), hence the phrase, gína við flugu, or taka flugu, to swallow the fly or to carry the fly, i. e. to be the tool of another man, esp. in a wicked and fatal business, Eb. 164; ef Hallgerðr kemr annarri flugu í munn þér, if H. puts another fly in thy mouth, i. e. makes thee to carry another lie, Nj. 64; þeir gina við þessi flugu, Al. 9; era mínligt flugu at gína, ‘tis not ‘mine-like’ to open the mouth for flies, i. e. lies and slander, Kristni S. (in a verse of the year 998); hann fær komit þeirri flugu í munn eins skiptings, FmS. xi. 445.
fluga
COMPDS: flugumaðr, flugumannligr.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
esp.
especially.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Itin.
Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
Kristni S.
Kristni Saga. (D. I. III.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Ver.
Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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