Fnjóskr

Old Norse Dictionary - fnjóskr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fnjóskr" in English.

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

fnjóskr
mod. hnjóskr, m. [Swed. fnöske, cp. Swed. fnas = husk]:—touchwood, Fms. vii. 225: metaph., synda-f., Mar. 23; fnjóskr eðr kveyking, id.; hence local names in Icel., as Fnjóska-dalr, Fnjósk-á, Landn., Eggert Itin.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Itin.
Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
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