Búi

Old Icelandic Dictionary - búi

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "búi" in English.

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

búi Old Icelandic word can mean:

búi
m.
búi
1) dweller, inhabitant, esp. in compds. (berg~, hellis~, ein~);
búi
helvítis búar, inhabitants of hell;
búi
himna búar, inhabitants of heaven, angels;
búi
2) neighbour = ná~ (Steinólfr ~ hans);
búi
3) a law term, neighbour acting as juror;
búi
kveðja búa, to summon the neighbours.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛁ

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
compd
compound, compounds.
compds
compound, compounds.
esp.
especially.
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