Á-byrgð

Old Norse Dictionary - á-byrgð

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

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

á-byrgð Old Norse word can mean:

á-byrgð
f. responsibility, liability, weight; leggja sína á. á, Grág. i. 208; eiga í á., to have at stake, Band. 18 new Ed., N. G. l. i. 223, Ld. 58; lands á., Grág. ii. 248; vera í á. um e-t, to answer for, Fms. xi. 82, Sks. 762: pl. ábyrgðir, pledges, Bær. II, 686 B. 5.
á-byrgð
COMPDS: ábyrgðarhluti, ábyrgðarlauss, ábyrgðarráð, ábyrgðarsamligr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Band.
Banda-manna Saga. (D. II.)
Bær.
Bærings Saga. (G. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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