Börkr

Old Norse Dictionary - börkr

Meaning of Old Norse word "börkr" (or bǫrkr) in English.

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

börkr (bǫrkr)
m., gen. barkar, dat. berki, bark, Stj. 177, pr. 473, Am. 17; börku (acc. pl.), n. G. l. i. 242: a pr. name of a man, Landn.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, börkr may be more accurately written as bǫrkr.

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

Abbreviations used:

acc.
accusative.
dat.
dative.
gen.
genitive.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
pr.
proper, properly.

Works & Authors cited:

Am.
Atla-mál. (A. II.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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