Batna

Old Norse Dictionary - batna

Meaning of Old Norse word "batna" in English.

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

batna Old Norse word can mean:

batna
að, [v. bati; Ulf. gabatnan], to improve, get better, Nj. 52, Grág. i. 206.
batna
2. impers. medic. term; e-m batnar, one recovers, Fms. iv. 369, v. 22; the disease is added in gen., e-m b. síns meins, sjúkleika, sóttar, Bs. i. 343, Hkr. ii. 312, Eb. 280: at present also with nom.: proverb, batnanda manni er bezt að lifa.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.
gen.
genitive.
impers.
impersonal.
m.
masculine.
medic.
medicine, medically.
n.
neuter.
nom.
nominative.
pers.
person.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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