Bjarmi

Old Norse Dictionary - bjarmi

Meaning of Old Norse word "bjarmi" in English.

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

bjarmi Old Norse word can mean:

bjarmi
a, m. the beaming or radiance of light, not the light itself; sólar-bjarmi, dags-bjarmi; very freq. in mod. usage; no instances from old writers are on record; akin to brími, bjartr, etc.
bjarmi
II. pl. Bjarmar (and Bjarmaland n., bjarmskr adj.), name of a people or tribe of the Russian empire, the Perms of the present day; vide K. Alfred’s Orosius i. 1, 14 sq., Ó. H. ch. 122, Fas. ii. 511 sqq.

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

Abbreviations used:

etc.
et cetera.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
adj.
adjective.
ch.
chapter.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Ó. H.
Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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