Bjórr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bjórr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bjórr" in English.

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

bjórr Old Icelandic word can mean:

bjórr
I)
bjórr
m. beer (öl heitir með mönnum, en með Ásum ~).
bjórr
II)
bjórr
(-s, -ar), m.
bjórr
1) triangular cut off piece of skin (bjórar þeir, er menn sníða ór skóm sínum fyrir tám eða hæl);
bjórr
2) triangular strip of land, = geiri (~ lá ónuminn fyrir austan Fljót);
bjórr
3) front wall, party wall; engi var ~inn milli húsanna, there was no partition between the houses;
bjórr
4) a sort of tapestry of triangular shape (var stofan vel tjölduð ok settir upp bjórar).
bjórr
III)
bjórr
(-s, -ar), m. beaver, esp. the beaver’s skin (~ ok safali).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚱ

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
esp.
especially.
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