As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
fránn Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. gleaming, flashing, acc. fránan, Fm. 32: the word seems akin to frár; only used in poetry as an epithet of serpents, and metaph. of swords and sharp weapons; fránn naðr, Vsp. 65; f. ormr, Vkv. 16; fránn dreki, frán egg, Lex. Poët. passim: of the eyes, flashing, id. Eggert uses it of a cloud gilded by the sun, sólin brauzt fram ór fránu skýi, Bb. 2. 33. POËT.
- COMPDS: fráneygr, fránleitr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚱᛅᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fafnis-mál. (A. II.)
- Lex. Poët.
- Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
- Völundar-kviða. (A. II.)
- Völuspá. (A. I.)
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