LiprOld Norse Dictionary - lipr
Meaning of Old Norse word "lipr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj., the r is radical, compar. liprari, superl. liprastr; [cp. Lat. lepidus]:—handy, skilled, adroit; the word is freq. in mod. usage, but seems not to occur in writers before the 15th century, and may be borrowed; ertú at nokkuru íþrótta-maðr? þat ferr fjarri, sagði hann, þvíat ek em úliprari (more awkward) en aðrir menn, FaS. ii. 262 (MS. of the 15th century); also used of speech, lipr-leiki, a, m. adroitness.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᛒᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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