LjóstrOld Norse Dictionary - ljóstr
Meaning of Old Norse word "ljóstr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m., the r is radical, [Scot. leister; Ivar Aasen ljoster; Swed. ljustra; Scot. leister; cp. the description in Scott’s Guy Mannering]:—a salmon-spear, Pr. 454: metaph. in upp-ljóstr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᛁᚢᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
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