Bergja

Old Norse Dictionary - bergja

Meaning of Old Norse word "bergja" in English.

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

bergja
ð, [A. S. beorgan; Lat. gustare], to taste; with dat., Þórgunna vildi öngum mat b., Th. would taste no food, Eb. 262; b. ölvi, LS. 9; þeir bergðu engu nema snjó, FmS. viii. 52, 303, Stj. 268, Andr. 70; b. Guðs holdi ok blóði, in the holy supper, 655 xviii; b. dauða, to taste death, Post. 656 C, Fb. i. 323; fá margir sjúkir menn heilsu, er b., that drink, FmS. i. 232, iii. 12, Hom. 82; b. á e-u, Stj. 39, FaS. i. 246; b. af, SkS. 106, BlaS. 43; cp. bjarga, bjargast við e-t, e. g. Eb. 244, Eg. 204, Clem. 26, FS. 174.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
dat.
dative.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Andr.
Andreas Saga. (F. III.)
Blas.
Blasius Saga. (F. III.)
Clem.
Clements Saga. (F. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Ls.
Loka-senna. (A. I.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Th.
Theophilus. (F. III.)
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