Birti

Old Norse Dictionary - birti

Meaning of Old Norse word "birti" in English.

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

birti
f. and mod. birta, u, f. [Goth. bairhti], brightness, light, the old form birti is used Luke ii. 9, in the N. T. of 1540, and the Bible of 1584, and still kept in the 11th Ed. of Vidal. (1829); otherwise birta, Pass. 8. 19, 41. 10; birta also occurs Stj. 81, Fb. i. 122; but otherwise birti in old writers; birti ok fegrð, Fms. v. 344, x. 347; birti ægis, the gold, Edda 69; tunglsins birti, Stj. 26, Fms. i. 77.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Goth.
Gothic.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
N. T.
New Testament.
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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