Fnykr

Old Norse Dictionary - fnykr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fnykr" in English.

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

fnykr
m., also spelt nykr, [cp. Dan. fnug = = an atom, a light substance; Swed. fnugg]:—a stench, BS. ii. 5 (spelt snykr); þá slöri illum fnyk (MS. fnycc) af líkamanum, FmS. x. 379 (Ágrip); fnykr ok fýla, 213; nykr ok fýla, BS. i. 199; þar til er út ferr fnykr (MS. frykr) um nasar yðrar, Stj. 323, Numb. xi. 20, Barl. 86, v. l.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Barl.
Barlaams Saga. (F. III.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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