Byrgja

Old Icelandic Dictionary - byrgja

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "byrgja" in English.

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

byrgja Old Icelandic word can mean:

byrgja
(-ða, -ðr), v.
byrgja
1) to close, shut (~ dyrr eða vindaugu); ~ sinn munn, to shut the mouth; ~ aptr húsit, to close the house; ~ en inni, to shut one in (í húsum); fig. to outwit one (~ en inni fyrir vitsmuna sakir); ~ et fyrir em, to exclude one from; ~ en úti, to shut one out; ~ et úti, to prevent, preclude (~ úti váða);
byrgja
2) ~ e-t með skömmu máli, to comprise it within a small compass.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚱᚴᛁᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-t
eitthvat.
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