As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
brýna Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (-da, -dr), v.
- 1) to whet, sharpen (~ ljá, kníf, sverð);
- 2) ~ upp skipi, to drag a boat or ships half ashore, put it on the ‘edge’ of the seaboard;
- 3) to egg on; ~ hug es, to encourage.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᚾᛅ