Bót

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bót

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bót" in English.

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

bót Old Icelandic word can mean:

bót
(pl. bœtr, also poet. bótir), f.
bót
1) bettering, cure, remedy; fá ~ sinna meina, to get cure for one’s evils; ráða e-u ~, ráða es bœtr, to remedy, retrieve; vinna em ~, to relieve one (in sickness); bíða es ~, to get over, recover (a loss, misfortune); bera et til bóta, to amend; þótti mikilla bóta ávant, at; much seemed wanting that; et berr til bóta (impers.), it is a comfort, satisfaction;
bót
2) atonement, compensation, esp. pl. = mannbœtr, weregild; sœtar syndir verða at sárum bótum, sweet sins are turned to sore penance;
bót
3) patch (svört bót var á millum herða honum).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛏ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
pl.
plural.
e-u
einhverju.
impers.
impersonal.
esp.
especially.
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