Beyrsta

Old Norse Dictionary - beyrsta

Meaning of Old Norse word "beyrsta" in English.

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

beyrsta
and beysta, t, [old Dan. börste; Swed. bösta], to bruise, beat; b. korn, to thresh, Fms. xi. 272; the alliterated phrases, berja ok b., to flog, Hom. 119; b. ok bíta, Grág. ii. 118; b. bakföllum, to pull hard, beat the waves with the oars, Am. 35.

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

Abbreviations used:

Dan.
Danish.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Am.
Atla-mál. (A. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
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