Old Norse Dictionary - beygja

Meaning of Old Norse word "beygja" in English.

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

ð, [baugr], to bend, bow, Fms. ii. 108, iii. 210, x. 174: metaph., b. e-m krók, to make it crooked for one, the metaphor taken from a game or from wrestling, Ld. 40.

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

Abbreviations used:

metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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