Bónorða-mál

Old Norse Dictionary - bónorða-mál

Meaning of Old Norse word "bónorða-mál" in English.

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

bónorða-mál
n. the business of wooing, Ld. 92. As to wooing and courtship in old times, cp. Ld. ch. 7, 23, 68, Nj. ch. 2, 9, 13, 27, 33, 98, Gunnl. S. ch. 5, 9, Hænsa Þ. S. ch. 10, Glúm. ch. 11, Lv. ch. 5, Harð. S. ch. 3, Eb. ch. 28, 41, Vd. ch. 3, 12, Korm S. ch. 7, Gísl. 9, Hallfr. S. ch. 4, BS. i. 53–56 (the story of bishop Ísleif), Þorl. S. ch. 5, Sturl. i. 197, 198, 200, 206–208 (the two sisters there), etc. The meeting of the parliament, where people from all parts of the island were gathered together, was a golden opportunity for ‘bónorð’ (v. the passages above).

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Hallfr. S.
Hallfreðar Saga. (D. II.)
Harð. S.
Harðar Saga. (D. II.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Vd.
Vatnsdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Þorl. S.
Þorláks Saga. (D. III.)
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