Bora

Old Norse Dictionary - bora

Meaning of Old Norse word "bora" in English.

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

bora
að, [Lat. forare; A. S. borian; Engl. bore; O. H. G. poran], to bore, to bore holes in, FmS. ix. 447, Ld. 116, Edda 48, 49, Eb. 182, D. I. i. 243: metaph., b. atsúg at e-u, to doa thing thoroughly, v. atsúgr: reflex., borast fram, to press one’s way through a crowd, FmS. v. 180, Fb. ii. 112.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
reflex.
retlexive.
S.
Saga.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

D. I.
Diplomatarium Islandicum. (J. I.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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