Bjarg

Old Norse Dictionary - bjarg

Meaning of Old Norse word "bjarg" in English.

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

bjarg Old Norse word can mean:

bjarg
n. [Ulf. bairgahei = η ορεινή; A. S. beorg; Germ. berg; lost in Engl.], rocks, precipices:
bjarg
1. neut. pl. björg, precipices (in a collect. sense), esp. on the sea-side, cp. flugabjörg, sjófarbjörg, hamrabjörg; precipices covered with gulls and sea fowls are called bjarg, e. g. Látrabjarg, Þórisbjörg, mostly in pl., BS. ii. 111, FmS. 275, Orkn. 312.
bjarg
2. sing. rock; bjargit hafði nýliga sprungit frá einum hellismunna, FmS. i. 230; vatn ór bjargi, water out of a rock, 655 xii, Nj. 264, FaS. ii. 29.
bjarg
β. in sing. it chiefly means an immense stone (cp. heljarbjarg), a boulder; hann hefir fært þat bjarg í hellisdyrnar, at ekki má í hellinn komast, FmS. iii. 223; einn stein svá mikinn sem bjarg væri, Gísl. 31; hve stór björg (pl.) at sá hestr dró, Edda 26; at svá ungr maðr skyldi hefja svá stórt bjarg, Grett. 93.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
collect.
collective.
cp.
compare.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
esp.
especially.
neut.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
sing.
singular.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
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