Bossi

Old Norse Dictionary - bossi

Meaning of Old Norse word "bossi" in English.

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

bossi
a, m. [Swed. buss, cp. Germ. bursch], a boy, fellow; occurs once in the Jomsv. S., FmS. xi. (in a verse), from A. D. 994. It is still in use in Icel. in the compd word hvata-buss, a boyish fellow who is always in a bustle; hence also hvatabuss-legr, adj. hurried.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. D.
Anno Domini.
adj.
adjective.
cp.
compare.
Germ.
German.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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