BrestrOld Icelandic Dictionary - brestr
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "brestr" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
brestr Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-s, -ir), m.
- 1) crash (varð þar við hár ~);
- 2) chink, crack (~ hafði verit á hringnum); berja í brestina, to excuse or cover up the faults;
- 3) want, loss (hvárt ábati eðr ~ í varð).
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛁᛋᛏᚱ
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