As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
fljóta Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (flýt; flaut, flutum; flotinn), v.
- 1) to float on the water (hann sá þar f. langskip tjaldat);
- 2) to run, stream;
- 3) fig. to float about, spread (of news);
- 4) to be flooded, to flow (flaut í blóði gólf allt); flaut hann allr í tárum, he was bathed in tears.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛚᛁᚢᛏᛅ
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