Ben-rögn

Old Norse Dictionary - ben-rögn

Meaning of Old Norse word "ben-rögn" (or ben-rǫgn) in English.

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

ben-rögn (ben-rǫgn)
n. an απ. λεγ., Nj. 107 (cp. the verse, p. 118), bloody rain, a prodigy, foreboding, slaughter, plague, or like events, cp. Eb. ch. 51, Dl. verse 1.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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