Búinn

Old Icelandic Dictionary - búinn

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "búinn" in English.

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

búinn Old Icelandic word can mean:

búinn
pp. (cf. búa),
búinn
1) prepared, fit, adapted;
búinn
ek em gamall ok lítt til ~ at (little fit to) hefna sona minna;
búinn
2) ~ at e-u, endowed with (at flestum íþróttum vel ~);
búinn
3) ready, willing;
búinn
margir munu búnir at kaupa, ready, willing to buy;
búinn
engir munu sínu sik búnari (more willing) til liðveizlu;
búinn
with gen., ~ þeirrar ferðar, ready to make that journey;
búinn
4) ~ til es, við e-u, on the point of;
búinn
hann var ~ til falls, he was just about to tumble;
búinn
var búit við váða miklum, there was an imminent danger;
búinn
5) svá búit, as matters stand, thus;
búinn
eigi má hlýða svá ~, it will not do thus, something else must be done;
búinn
stendr nú svá ~ um hríð, matters stand thus (unchanged) for a while;
búinn
þeir segja Eyjólfi til svá búins, they tell Eyolf the present state of things;
búinn
þér skulut ganga með vápnum, en berjast eigi svá búit, not fight as yet;
búinn
at svá búnu, as matters stand (hann kvaðst ekki fýsast til Íslands at svá búnu); at present, as yet (þenna draum segjum vér engum at svá búnu);
búinn
við svo búit, thus, things being so (þeir skildu við svá búit).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛁᚾᚾ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
e-u
einhverju.
gen.
genitive.
n.
neuter.
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