Baðstofu-gluggr

Old Norse Dictionary - baðstofu-gluggr

Meaning of Old Norse word "baðstofu-gluggr" in English.

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

baðstofu-gluggr
m. a window in a b., Eb. l. c., Sturl. l. c. In Icel. the bathing-room (baðstofa) used to be in the rear of the houses, cp. Sturl. ii. 198. The modern sense of baðstofa is sitting-room, probably from its being in modern dwellings placed where the old bathing-room used to be. The etymology of Jon Olafsson (Icel. Dict. MS.), baðstofa = bakstofa, is bad. In old writers baðstofa never occurs in this modern sense, but it is used so in the Dropl. Saga Major:—a closet, room, in writers of the 16th century, BS. ii. 244, 256, 504, Safn. 77, 92, 95, 96.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Dropl.
Droplaugar-sona Saga. (D. II.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Safn
Safn til Sögu Islands.
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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