LumaOld Norse Dictionary - luma
Meaning of Old Norse word "luma" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- pres. lumi; pret. lumdi (?); part. lumað; imperat. lumi:—to keep closely, hold tight; luma af e-u, to yield up, lumi (imperat.) af skutlinum, maðr, lend me the harpoon! Fbr. 86 new Ed., cp. Fb. ii. 209; in old writers only recorded in this instance: in mod. usage, Icel. say, luma á e-u, to keep or hoard, of money, with a notion of stealth or closeness, hann lumir á penningum (of small savings), or hann lumaði (for lumði?) á því; perh. Dan. lomme = pocket is a kindred word.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᛘᛅ
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:
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
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