Bresta

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bresta

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bresta" in English.

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

bresta Old Icelandic word can mean:

bresta
(brest; brast, brustum; brostinn), v.
bresta
1) to burst, to be rent (steinninn brast);
bresta
þá brast í sundr jörðin (the earth burst) undir hesti hans;
bresta
2) to break, snap, with a noise (brast í sundr boginn);
bresta
3) to crash, of the sound alone;
bresta
þá brast strengr, they twanged the bowstring;
bresta
4) to burst forth (skriða brast);
bresta
eldr brestr upp, fire breaks out;
bresta
blóð brestr út, blood bursts out;
bresta
5) to rise, begin; flótti brestr, the ranks break in flight;
bresta
bardagi brestr, the battle breaks out, begins;
bresta
6) impers., e-n brestr e-t, one lacks, falls short of (eigi brestr mik áræði);
bresta
ef oss brestr á borði, if we fall short, get the worst of it;
bresta
þat mun aldri ~ (it will never fail), at.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛁᛋᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-t
eitthvat.
impers.
impersonal.
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