Bára

Old Norse Dictionary - bára

Meaning of Old Norse word "bára" in English.

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

bára Old Norse word can mean:

bára
u, f. [berja?], a wave, billow, v. alda; as a rule bára denotes the smaller waves caused by the wind (on the surface of larger billows), alda the rollers or swell, Bs. ii. 82, Fas. i. 186, Fms. x. 324 (of a breaker = boði), Gkv. 1. 7: the proverb, sigla milli skers ok báru, cp. inter Scyllam et Charybdin, Fms. ii. 268, Fb. iii. 402; sjaldan er ein báran stök, there is seldom a single billow: of misfortune, cp. Aesch. Prom. 1015 κακων τρικυμία, cp. also Ísl. Þjóðs. i. 660.
bára
β. metaph. of undulations or rough stripes on the surface of a thing, e. g. the crust of a cheese, Fs. 146; a scull, cp. Eg. 769: báruskel, f. cardia testa cordata pectinata, a shell, Eggert Itin. p. 1010.
bára
COMPDS: bárufall, báruskel, báruskot, bárustormr, bárustórr.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gkv.
Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Itin.
Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
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