Boði

Old Norse Dictionary - boði

Meaning of Old Norse word "boði" in English.

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

boði Old Norse word can mean:

boði
a, m.
boði
1. [vide boð 4, cp. A. S. boda], a messenger, used in poetry; b. hildar, the messenger of war, Lex. Poët.: in prose, Thom. 5, and in compds such as sendi-boði, a messenger, fyrir-boði, aforeboder.
boði
2. esp. as a nautical term, a breaker ‘boding’ hidden rocks; þeir undruðust mjök þenna atburð, er b. féll í logni, þar er engi maðr vissi, at b. hefði fallit fyrr, ok djúp var undir, Magn. 488, FmS. ix. 415, x. 324, xi. 10, Eg. 161, BS. i. 420, Grág. ii. 385: the phrase, vera sem b. á skeri, like a breaker on a skerry (rock), of a hot-tempered man, never at rest.
boði
COMPDS: boðafall, boðaslóð.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
S.
Saga.
esp.
especially.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Magn.
Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
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