At-burðr

Old Norse Dictionary - at-burðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "at-burðr" in English.

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

at-burðr Old Norse word can mean:

at-burðr
ar, m. pl. ir, [bera at, accidere.]
at-burðr
1. a chance, hap, accident; verðr sá a., it so happened, Nj. 54, Vápn. 49; af (með) atburð, accidentally, perchance, Mart. 126, El. 5, 9, Mar. 656 ii. 16; með hverjum atburðum, how, by what chance?m. 287, Eluc. 12; slikt kalla ek a. en eigi jartein, such things I call an accident but not a miracle, Sturl. ii. 54; fyrir a. sakir hreysti hans, because of his valour, Skálda 189, Sks. 147.
at-burðr
2. esp. in pl., events, matters, circumstances; dráp Bárðar ok þá atburði er þar höfðu orðit, Bard’s death and the events that had happened, Eg. 222; Ólafr sagði honum alla atburði um sitt mál, O. told him minutely how his matters stood, Hkr. i. 193; þær sem skýra í hverjum atburðum menn fella á sik fullkomið bann, under what circumstances …, H. E. i. 462.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
n.
neuter.
esp.
especially.

Works & Authors cited:

El.
Elis Saga. (G. II.)
Eluc.
Elucidarium. (F. II.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Mart.
Martinus Saga. (F. III.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Róm.
Rómverja Saga. (E. II.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Vápn.
Vápnfirðinga Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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