Birta

Old Icelandic Dictionary - birta

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "birta" in English.

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

birta Old Icelandic word can mean:

birta
I)
birta
(-rta, -rtr), v.
birta
1) to brighten, light up, illuminate;
birta
var birt allt hlýrit (the bow of the vessel was made bright) bæði hvítum steini ok rauðum;
birta
stjörnur ~ náttina, light up the night;
birta
~ blinda, to make the blind see;
birta
~ hjörtu vár, to enlighten our hearts;
birta
~ rœðu, to elucidate, make it clearer;
birta
impers., veðrit (acc.) birtir, it clears up;
birta
þokunni (dat.) birtir, the fog lifts;
birta
2) to reveal, manifest, show (skjótt mun ek ~ mitt skaplyndi);
birta
with dat., ~ ást sinni, to manifest one’s love;
birta
refl., ~st, to appear (birtist þá skaði þeirra);
birta
dagrinn birtist, the day dawns;
birta
~st e-m, to appear to one.
birta
II)
birta
f.
birta
1) brightness, fair complexion;
birta
2) = birti.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᚱᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
impers.
impersonal.
dat.
dative.
e-m
einhverjum.
f.
feminine.
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