Bauta

Old Norse Dictionary - bauta

Meaning of Old Norse word "bauta" in English.

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

bauta
the remnant of an obsolete strong verb analogous to hlaupa—hljóp, [A. S. beâtan; Engl. beat; Germ. botzen, pulsare], to hunt, beat; bautu, 1st pers. pl. pres. indic., FmS. v. 83 (Ó. H. 1853 spells bavtu); svá bavtu vér björnuna, so do we beat (chase) the bears, GS. 13: part. pass. bautinn, beaten, slain, Lex. Poët. S. v. sverðbautinn; Farbauti, beater of ships, is the name of the giant father of Loki; hylbauti, beater of the waves, a ship, Edda (gl.); cp. Swed. bauter, strings for catching birds, Ihre.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
indic.
indicative.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
part.
participle.
pass.
passive.
pers.
person.
pl.
plural.
pres.
present.
S.
Saga.
s. v.
sub voce.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gs.
Grótta-söngr. (A. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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