As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. [O. H. G. birig, fertilis; unbirig, sterilis: sometimes in Edd. wrongly spelt byrgr: this form however occurs BS. i. 868, MS. the end of the 15th century]:—provided, well furnished; b. at kosti, Grett. 127 A, Sd. 170; viltú selja mér augun? Þá er ek verr b. eptir, FaS. iii. 384.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᚱᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- O. H. G.
- Old High German.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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