Botn

Old Norse Dictionary - botn

Meaning of Old Norse word "botn" in English.

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

botn Old Norse word can mean:

botn
m. [Lat. fundus; A. S. botm; Engl. bottom; Hel. bodm; Germ. boden; Swed. batten; Dan. bund]:—the bottom; of a vessel, tunnu-botn, kistu-botn, etc., Nj. 133, Sturl. ii. 107, Hkr. ii. 245: the bottom of other things, e. g. of a haycock, Eb. 324; marar-botn, the bottom of the sea.
botn
β. the head of a bay, firth, lake, dale, or the like; fjarðar-botn, vatns-botn, vágs-botn, dals-botn: Botn is a local name in Icel., FmS. xi. 125: in pl. even = bays, nú er at segja hvat móts gengr við Grænaland ór botnum þeim er fyrir eru nefndir, MS. A. m. 294; Hafs-botnar, Trolla-botnar, the Polar Sea between Greenland and Norway; the ancients fancied that these bays were the abode of the giantS.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
A. M.
Arna-Magnacanus.
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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