Flugu-maðr

Old Norse Dictionary - flugu-maðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "flugu-maðr" in English.

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

flugu-maðr
m. ‘a man of flies,’ a wizard, occurs in this sense in the old Swed. law (Verel.): hence metaph. a hired bandit, an assassin, Landn. 181, n. G. l. ii. 51, Fms. v. 45, 190, vi. 188, Glúm. 361, Rd. 307, Lv. 57.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
s. v.
sub voce.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Rd.
Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Verel.
Verelius, Index.
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