VaskaOld Norse Dictionary - vaska
Meaning of Old Norse word "vaska" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
vaska Old Norse word can mean:
- að, [A. S. wascan; Engl. wash; Germ. waschen; Dan. vaske]:—to wash, but rare or at least hardly used in Icel., having been superseded by þvá, q. v.; in Dan. and Swed. it is freq.; in the Sagas only of washing the head with a kind of soap, see lauðr; vaska sér, to wash one’s head, Vígl. 30 (cp. the verse l. c.); vaska honum betr, Ísl. ii. 334, Bjarn. 68; þveginn ok vaskaðr, SkS. 362; vaskaði dasi, er ek dró þessa ár at borði, the laggard had his head washed, i. e. sat snug at home, whilst I pulled this oar, FS. (in a verse); in all these instances of the head: metaph., vaska e-n í orðum, to wash one in words, MS. 4, 6.
- 2. to wash, as a naut. term of the waves; brim vaskar, Edda (in a verse), so too in Dan. det vasker over.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᛅᛋᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. S.
- frequent, frequently.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
- l. c.
- loco citato.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Víglundar Saga. (D. V.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
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