Báss

Old Norse Dictionary - báss

Meaning of Old Norse word "báss" in English.

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

báss
m. [Ulf. Bansts = αποθήκη; A. S. bós; Engl. provincial boose; Germ. banse], a boose or stall in a cowhouse; kýr á bási, binda kú á bás, etc., Bjarn. 32, BS. 5. 171; a cow and a bás go together, e. g. in the nursery rhyme lulling children to sleep; sou, sofi… selr í sjá… kyr á bási, köttr í búri…, cp. the Engl. in the cow’s boose, Bosworth S. v.; bás, bás is an interj. exclam. for driving cows into stall: also used in Icel. of basins formed in rocks, e. g. at the foot of a waterfall; in local names, Básar, Básendar, etc.: the phrase, hafa sér markaðan bás, to have one’s course of life marked out, Ísl. ÞjóðS. i. 538; einginn veit sér ætlaðan bás í örlaganna solli, no one knows what boose is kept for him in the turmoil of the fates, Grönd. 194; vide bjarnbásS.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
s. v.
sub voce.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bjarn.
Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Grönd.
Benedikt Gröndal.
Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
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