Bjarga

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bjarga

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bjarga" in English.

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

bjarga Old Icelandic word can mean:

bjarga
I)
bjarga
(berg; barg, burgum; borginn), v.
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1) to help, save, with dat.;
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nema Þ. byrgi honum, unless Th. helped him;
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sá er öldum bergr, who saves mankind (viz. against the giants, i. e. Thor);
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guðs son er öllum heimi barg, who saved the whole world;
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impers., e-m er borgit, one is saved, comes safe and sound out of danger (brutu skip sitt ok týndu fé öllu, en mönnum varð borgit flestum);
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~ skipshöfn, to rescue the shipwrecked;
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~ skipi, to haul a ship out of the reach of the tide;
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~ hval, to secure a dead whale (by dragging it ashore);
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~ konum, to help labouring women (cf. bjargrúnar);
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~ kúm, to attend cows calving;
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~ nám, to render the last service to dead bodies (cf. nábjargir);
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~ sök, máli, to succeed in winning a case, a suit;
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2) refl., ~st, to keep up the heart, esp. against cold or hunger;
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Oddr bargst vel á fjallinu (in a snow storm);
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~st sjálfr, to gain one’s bread;
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~st á sínar hendr, to support oneself with one’s own hands;
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~st úti, to find one’s food (graze) in the field (of cattle);
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Snorri góði fann, at nafni hans bargst lítt við ostinn, that he got on slowly with eating the cheese;
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verði þér nú at ~st við slík sem til er, you must now put up with what you can get.
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II)
bjarga
(að), v. (rare), = preceding (~t mun málinu verða).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛅᚱᚴᛅ

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
e-m
einhverjum.
impers.
impersonal.
f.
feminine.
esp.
especially.
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