Ber-högg

Old Norse Dictionary - ber-högg

Meaning of Old Norse word "ber-högg" in English.

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

ber-högg
n. [berr, nudus, or rather = berghögg, metaph. for a quarry], in the phrase, ganga á (í) b. við e-n, metaph. to make open fight, deal rudely with, Fms. xi. 248, Ld. 142; Jóann gekk á b. at banna, St. John interdicted openly, 625. 93, in all those passages ‘á:’ in mod. usage ‘í,’ so Greg. 80, Sturl. ii. 61, Þorst. Síðu-H. 7.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Greg.
Gregory. (F. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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