Boða

Old Norse Dictionary - boða

Meaning of Old Norse word "boða" in English.

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

boða Old Norse word can mean:

boða
1. að,
boða
1. to announce, proclaim, esp. as rendering of the eccl. Lat. praedicare, to preach the Gospel, as a missionary; b. Kristni, to preach Christianity, Nj. 157; trú, 158, Fms. x. 298, H. E. i. 510; sjáið, eg boða yðr mikinn fögnuð, Luke ii. 10.
boða
β. hón boðaði Þangbrandi heiðni, Nj. 160.
boða
2. to bid, order, with dat.; lét hann b. á sinn fund öllum öldungum, Stj. 649; hann boðaði saman mörgu stórmenni, Bs. i. 470; konungr boðaði honum á sinn fund, the king bade him come, Fær. 131; b. e-n af löndum, to outlaw one, bid him off the land, Fms. vii. 17, 21.
boða
3. to bode, signify; hvat þetta mundi boða, Eb. 270; e-m b. e-t, he has a foreboding of it; mundi þar til draga sem honum hafði fyrir boðat, Eg. 75: impers., e-m boðar ótta, one feels uneasy, Sturl. i. 109, where Bs. i. 410 spells bjóða ótta (better).
boða
2. u, f. = boð, a command, N. G. l. i. 237.

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

Abbreviations used:

eccl.
ecclesiastical.
esp.
especially.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
dat.
dative.
impers.
impersonal.
pers.
person.
f.
feminine.
L.
Linnæus.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fær.
Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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