Betr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - betr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "betr" in English.

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

betr Old Icelandic word can mean:

betr
adv. compar.,
betr
1) better;
betr
~ þœtti mér, I would rather;
betr
vánu ~, better than expected;
betr
hafa ~, to get the better of it;
betr
2) more;
betr
leggit fram ~ hit mikla skipit, bring further forward;
betr
þrjú hundruð ok þrír tigir ok sex ~, to boot;
betr
ef hann orkar (or má) ~, if he can do more;
betr
ekki máttu sumir inenn ~ en fá staðizt, they were just able to keep up against him;
betr
svá hár, at engi annarra tók ~ en í öxl honum, reached higher than to his shoulder.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛏᚱ

Abbreviations used:

adv.
adverb.
compar.
comparative.
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