Flatr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - flatr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "flatr" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

flatr Old Icelandic word can mean:

flatr
a.
flatr
1) flat, level (um slétta dali ok flata völlu); f. fiskr, flat fish, halibut;
flatr
2) flat, prostrate (falla f., kasta ser flötum niðr); draga e-n flatan, to drag one flat on the ground;
flatr
3) of the flat side of a thing; bregða flötu sverðinu, to turn the sword flat; stýra á flatt skip e-s, to steer on the broad side of another’s ship;
flatr
4) neut. flatt, as a., fara f. fyrir e-m, to fare ill, be worsted.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛚᛅᛏᚱ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
e-s
einhvers.
e-m
einhverjum.
neut.
neuter.
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