Bjarn-sviða

Old Norse Dictionary - bjarn-sviða

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

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

bjarn-sviða
u, f. a large knife for killing bears, Eb. 298, Fas. iii. 546.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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