Brjóst

Old Icelandic Dictionary - brjóst

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "brjóst" in English.

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

brjóst Old Icelandic word can mean:

brjóst
n.
brjóst
1) the front of the chest, breast (hyl vel ~ þitt);
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2) woman’s breast; fœða barn á ~i, to feed a child at the breast;
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3) fig. the seat of the affections and emotions, mind, heart, feeling, disposition; mun han vera þrályndr í skapi sem faðir hans, en hafa ~ verra, a harder heart mun hann optar mér í ~i (in my mind) en þér;
brjóst
4) the front (of wave or a battalion);
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5) breastwork, protection (hann er sjálfr ~ ok hlífiskjöldr kristni sinnar); vera ~ fyrir em, to be one’s defender, to shield one;
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6) vinna eið fyrir ~ e-s, on one’s behalf.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛁᚢᛋᛏ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
e-s
einhvers.
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