Brandr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - brandr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "brandr" in English.

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

brandr Old Icelandic word can mean:

brandr
(-s, -ar), m.
brandr
1) brand, firebrand (~ af brandi brennr);
brandr
2) ship’s beak (= svíri); fellr brattr breki bröndum hæri, the waves break high above the ‘brandar’;
brandr
3) ships’ beaks put up as ornaments over or at each side of the chief entrance of dwellings (brandana af knerrinum lét hann setja yfir útidyrr sínar);
brandr
4) the blade of a sword (brast sverðit undir hjaltinu ok fór ~inn grenjandi niðr í ána).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛅᚾᛏᚱ

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
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