Bók

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bók

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bók" in English.

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

bók Old Icelandic word can mean:

bók
(gen. ~ar and bœkr; pl. bœkr), f.
bók
1) beech, beechtree;
bók
2) poet. textile fabric with figures woven in it (bœkr þínar enar bláhvítu);
bók
3) book;
bók
lesa á ~, to read a book;
bók
rita á ~, setja á bœkr, to set down in writing, to put on record;
bók
kunna (festa) et útan ~ar, to know (to get) by heart;
bók
heilög ~, the divine book, the bible;
bók
4) the gospel (vinna eið at ~; cf. ~areiðr);
bók
5) Latin kenna em á ~, to teach one Latin;
bók
nema á ~, to learn Latin;
bók
setja en til ~ar, to put one to school (in order to make him a priest);
bók
hann heitir á ~ (in Latin) Jaskonius;
bók
svá segir (er sagt) í ~um (in Latin books);
bók
6) lawbook, code of law (lög~, Jóns~).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚴ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
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