Borga

Old Norse Dictionary - borga

Meaning of Old Norse word "borga" in English.

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

borga Old Norse word can mean:

borga
að, [Engl. to borrow and bargain; Germ. borgen; related to byrgja and bjarga; O. H. G. porgen only means parcere, spondere, not mutuare. In Icel. the word is of foreign origin; the indigenous expressions are, lána, ljá, to lend; gjalda, to pay; selja, veðja, to bail, etc.; the word only occurs in later and theol. writers]:—to bail; vil ek b. fyrir Árna biskup með mínum peningum, Bs. i. 770 (thrice): now obsolete in this sense.
borga
2. to pay, as in Matth. xviii. 25; but in old writers this sense hardly occurs.

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

Abbreviations used:

Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
theol.
theological, theologically.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
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