KríaOld Norse Dictionary - kría
Meaning of Old Norse word "kría" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- u, f. [this word does not occur in old writers, and may be derived from Swed. kry, from the brisk and lively temper of this bird]:—a sea-bird, the tern, Lat. sterna; from this restless and noisy bird comes the saying, vera einsog kriá á steini, or, einsog kría verpi, to be restless and unsteady. kríu-egg, n. the egg of a k. For an account of this bird, which abounds in Icel., see Eggert Itin. ch. 675; and for the curious lawsuit called Kríu-mál, see Espol. Árb. 1692, 1693.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚱᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.