Bygð

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bygð

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bygð" in English.

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

bygð Old Icelandic word can mean:

bygð
f.
bygð
1) colonization (frá Íslands ~);
bygð
2) abode, habitation; setja, hefja ~ sína es staðar, to fix one’s abode in a place; fœra ~ sína, to remove; banna (lofa, leyfi) em ~, to forbid (allow) one to settle in a place;
bygð
3) inhabited land or district, opp. to ‘úbygðir’, deserts.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚴᚦ

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
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