Fóstri

Old Norse Dictionary - fóstri

Meaning of Old Norse word "fóstri" in English.

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

fóstri Old Norse word can mean:

fóstri
a, m. a foster-father, Íb. 14, Eg. 117, Fs. 13, 19, Lv. 50, Bs. i. 154. 425, Fms. v. 126, Grág. i. 226; freq. in Icel. in addressing, fóstri minn, fóstra min!
fóstri
2. a foster-son, Nj. 149.
fóstri
3. a pet, of a favourite horse, Sturl. i. 40, Hrafn. 8.
fóstri
4. a foster-brother, Fms. v.i. 316, xi. 155, (rare.)
fóstri
5. in pl., collect. the foster-father and his son (or sons), Fms. xi. 59.

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

Abbreviations used:

freq.
frequent, frequently.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.
n.
neuter.
collect.
collective.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Íb.
Íslendinga-bók. (D. I.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Hrafn.
Hrafnkels Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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