Á-byrgja

Old Norse Dictionary - á-byrgja

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

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

á-byrgja Old Norse word can mean:

á-byrgja
1. ð,
á-byrgja
1. in the act. form (very rare), to answer for; á. e-m e-t, Gþl. 385; á. e-t á hendi e-m, to place a thing for security in a person’s hands; hann á. þau á hendi Jóhanni postula, 655 ix. A.
á-byrgja
2. as a dep.; abyrgjast (very freq.), to answer for, take care of,l. 190, Grág. i. 140; hverr skal sik sjálfr a., 256, ii. 119, Fms. vi. 361; á. e-t við e-u, Grág. i. 410; sá maðr ábyrgist vápn er upp festir, ii. 95; hverr abyrgist bat (warrants) móðir, at góðráðr verði, ek mun abyrgjast (I will warrant) at eigi mun heimskr verða, Fms. iv. 83.
á-byrgja
2. u, f. = ábyrgð (very rare); halda e-u abyrgiu, to be responsible for, Grág. ii. 335, 399.

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

Abbreviations used:

act.
active.
l.
line.
dep.
deponent.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
v.
vide.
f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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