Bana-sótt

Old Norse Dictionary - bana-sótt

Meaning of Old Norse word "bana-sótt" in English.

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

bana-sótt
f. death-sickness, the last sickness, Jb. 192, Ísl. ii. 38, Gullþ. II, Bs. i. 426. bana-spjót, n. pl. in the poët. phrase, berast banaspjótum eptir, to be deadly enemies, Glúm. 354, Hkr. iii. 76.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
poët.
poetically.
þ.
þáttr.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Gullþ.
Gull-Þóris Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
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