As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
brot Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) breaking (cf. skipbrot); sigla til brots, to run ashore under full sail;
- 2) Fragment, broken piece;
- 3) fracture (beinbrot);
- 4) a shallow place in a river or a firth;
- 5) lever;
- 6) spasm, convulsion, falla í brot, to have an epileptic fit.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᛏ
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