Boð

Old Icelandic Dictionary - boð

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "boð" in English.

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

boð Old Icelandic word can mean:

boð
n.
boð
1) bid, offer;
boð
bjóða ~ fyrir e-n, to make bids or offers for one;
boð
hvat er í boði, what is the offer;
boð
eiga ~ á jörð, to have the right of being offered an estate, before it is sold to another;
boð
2) banquet, wedding feast;
boð
hafa e-n í boði sínu, to entertain one at one’s feast;
boð
fóru þeir allir til boðsins, to the wedding feast;
boð
3) bidding, order, commandment;
boð
ganga undir ~ e-s, to submit to one’s bidding;
boð
eptir boði e-s, at or by one’s order;
boð
4) message;
boð
gera e-m ~, to send to one, send one word; a summons, a sign or token of summons, being an arrow, axe or the like to call people to battle or council (hefja boð).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚦ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
e-s
einhvers.
e-m
einhverjum.
Back