Bæna

Old Norse Dictionary - bæna

Meaning of Old Norse word "bæna" in English.

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

bæna Old Norse word can mean:

bæna
d, to pray, entreat one; bændi hann til at hann skyldi, Fms. x. 387; prestr sá er bændr er. requested, K. Þ. K. 8, 40; því ætla ek at senda hann til keisarans sem hann bændi (asíed) sjálfr, Post. 645. 98, cp. Acts xxv. 25; grát-bæna, to pray ‘greeting,’ i. e. with tears.
bæna
β. bæna sik, (in mod. use) to cover the face with the hands in prayer.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
i. e.
id est.
v.
vide.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
K. Þ. K.
Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
➞ See all works cited in the dictionary
Back