Birta

Old Norse Dictionary - birta

Meaning of Old Norse word "birta" in English.

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

birta Old Norse word can mean:

birta
t, [Ulf. bairhtian], to illuminate, brighten, Stj. 15; b. sýn, 655 xxx; b. blinda, id.
birta
2. impers., þokunni birtir af, the fog lifted, Hrafn. 6: to brighten with gilding or colouring, a ship, þá var birt allt hlýrit, cp. hlýrbjartr and hlýrbirt skip, Fms. iv. 277.
birta
3. metaph. to enlighten; birta hjörtu vár, Hom. 67, Rb. 390: to make illustrious, Skálda 204.
birta
β. to reveal, manifest, Fms. iv. 132, viii. 101: with dat., birti hann ́st sinni, x. 418.
birta
γ. reflex, to appear; birtist þá skaði þeirra, Fms. vii. 189, v. 344, Stj. 198, Ann. 1243; b. e-m, Fms. i. 142.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
cp.
compare.
impers.
impersonal.
n.
neuter.
pers.
person.
v.
vide.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
dat.
dative.

Works & Authors cited:

Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hrafn.
Hrafnkels Saga. (D. II.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
Ann.
Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
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