Bein-vöxtr

Old Norse Dictionary - bein-vöxtr

Meaning of Old Norse word "bein-vöxtr" (or bein-vǫxtr) in English.

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

bein-vöxtr (bein-vǫxtr)
m. bone-growth, bonyness; lítill (mikill) beinvöxtum, of small (big) frame, Bs. i. 328.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, bein-vöxtr may be more accurately written as bein-vǫxtr.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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