Bjarn-báss

Old Norse Dictionary - bjarn-báss

Meaning of Old Norse word "bjarn-báss" in English.

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

bjarn-báss
m. a pit for catching bears,l. 457; used proverb., Hkr. i. 235.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
proverb.
proverbially.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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