Á-bristir

Old Norse Dictionary - á-bristir

Meaning of Old Norse word "á-bristir" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

á-bristir
f. pl. corrupt for ábistir (see p. 481, col. 1), cp. Goth. beist, Engl. beestings; the á- is a gen. pl. from ær, a ewe: the word therefore prop. meant sheep’s beestings, but came to be used as a general term; the word is a household word in Icel., but seems not to be found in ancient poets; Hallgr. Pét. speaks of heitar ‘ábristur.’

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᛒᚱᛁᛋᛏᛁᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
gl.
glossary.
Goth.
Gothic.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
prop.
proper, properly.

Works & Authors cited:

Hallgr.
Hallgrímr Pétrsson.
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