Bjarn-ylr

Old Norse Dictionary - bjarn-ylr

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

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

bjarn-ylr
s, m. bear’s warmth, the vital warmth of an ice-bear; it was believed in Icel. (vide Ísl. Þjóðs. i. 610) that a child born on the hide of an ice-bear would be proof against frost and cold; people hardy against cold are therefore said ‘to have bear’s warmth’ (bjarnyl), vide Háv. 39.

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

Abbreviations used:

Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Háv.
Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
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