Bjóðr

Old Norse Dictionary - bjóðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "bjóðr" in English.

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

bjóðr Old Norse word can mean:

bjóðr
m.; as the word is used masc. in A. S. as well as in Ulf., we have in Haustl. 5 to alter breiðu bjóði into breiðum bjóði; [Ulf. biuds = τράπεζα; A. S. beôd; Hel. biod; O. H. G. biud.]
bjóðr
I. Lat. mensa, a table, Rm. 4, 28, 29, Haustl. l. c.
bjóðr
II. soil, ground, cp. the Fr. plateau; á Engla bjóð, on English ground, Höfuðl. 2; áðr Börs synir bjóðum um ypðu, Vsp. 4.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
f.
feminine.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
masc.
masculine.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
Lat.
Latin.
l. c.
loco citato.
cp.
compare.
Fr.
French in etymologies.

Works & Authors cited:

Haustl.
Haustlöng. (A. I.)
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Höfuðl.
Höfuðlausn. (A. III.)
Vsp.
Völuspá. (A. I.)
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