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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

fǫlski sb. m.

I.

1) ash, ashes (with reference to paleness in colour, potentially retaining the shape of the burnt object)
 ● fǫlski fellr á eld
 ● falla ... í fǫlska
2) (as a symbol of death; cf. the function of the name (proprial.) in II. below)

cf. Perkins 1974-1977 [SB 19] 219-221

II. (proprial.)

(of a horse)

cf. Boyer 1975 [Gripla 1] 154

Forms: faulska (5); fǫlski (3); fꜹlska (3); fỏlska (2); fölska (2); folski (2); favlskaɴ (1); faulskanum (1); faulski (1); folske (1); folska (1); fỏlskar (1); foslki (1); følske (1); fölski (1); fỏlske (1); Faulski (1);

Compounds: sviðu- (1)

Gloss.: ClV; Suppl2 -ø-; Fr; FrErr3; Fischer; Rím; LP; deVr (fõlr); Fr4 item fõlskvi; NO; ÁBlM (fölski); Bl

Literature: Boyer 1975 [Gripla 1] 154; Perkins 1974-1977 [SB 19] 219-220; Veturliði Óskarsson 2003 [BA 43] 143

Genre. (expected): religious works: 11 (7); learned works: 4 (1); legendary sagas: 4 (1); romances: 4 (3); contemporary sagas: 3 (2); family sagas: 1 (3); charters: 1 (2);

Christopher Sanders — April 2011