Bœn

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bœn

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bœn" in English.

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

bœn Old Icelandic word can mean:

bœn
(pl. -ir), f. request, prayer;
bœn
er sú ~ allra vár, at, we all beg, that;
bœn
skaltu veita mér ~ þá (grant me the request), er ek mun biðja þik;
bœn
fella ~ at e-m, til e-s, to entreat one;
bœn
gera e-t at ~ e-s, at his entreaty or prayer;
bœn
vera (liggja) í ~um, to be at prayers;
bœn
biðja ~ sinni, ~ar sinnar til guðs, to pray to God;
bœn
góðr ~a, ready or willing to grant a request (konungr var góðr ~a).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚾ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
pl.
plural.
e-m
einhverjum.
e-s
einhvers.
e-t
eitthvat.
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