Bogi

Old Norse Dictionary - bogi

Meaning of Old Norse word "bogi" in English.

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

bogi Old Norse word can mean:

bogi
a, m. [A. S. boga; Engl. bow; Germ. bogen]
bogi
1. a bow, Nj. several times; skjóta af boga, 29, 96; benda b., FaS. ii. 88, Landn. 288, FmS. ii. 321, iii. 228; álm-bogi, hand-bogi, lás-bogi, ý-bogi, q. v.
bogi
2. metaph. an arch, vault, SkS. 116: the rainbow, Stj. 62: metaph., bera mál ór boga, to disentangle a case, SkS. 654; himin-bogi, the sky; blóð-bogi, a gush of blood; regn-bogi, a rainbow; öln-bogi, an elbow.
bogi
3. a spurt as from a fountain or a vein; þá stóð bogi úr kaleikinum, BS. i. 321; blóð-bogi.
bogi
COMPDS: bogadreginn, bogaháls, bogalist, bogamynd, bogaskot, bogastrengr, bogavápn.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
n.
neuter.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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