Berg-risi

Old Norse Dictionary - berg-risi

Meaning of Old Norse word "berg-risi" in English.

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

berg-risi
a, m. [ep. berga-troll in the Norse tales], a hill-giant, Hkr. i. 229; hrímþursar ok bergrisar, Edda 10, 15; hon (Gerðr) var b. ættar, 22; mikit fólk hrímþursa ok bergrisar, 38, Gs. 9, 23.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Gs.
Grótta-söngr. (A. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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