Burðr

Old Icelandic Dictionary - burðr

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "burðr" in English.

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

burðr Old Icelandic word can mean:

burðr
(-ar, -ir), m.
burðr
1) carriage, bearing, of the limbs or body (~ líkamans birtir hugskotsins ráð);
burðr
2) birth (frá Krists burði); of domestic animals, lambing, calving (þær kýr, er bezt búast til burðar);
burðr
3) fetus, the thing born, offspring (fíll gengr tvó ár með burðinum; hinn hæsti ~ várr dróttinn J. Kr.);
burðr
4) pl., burðir, birth, extraction; heiðinn at burðum, heathen by birth burðir ok ætt, birth and kinship.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚱᚦᚱ

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
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