Brá

Old Norse Dictionary - brá

Meaning of Old Norse word "brá" in English.

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

brá
f. [Ulf. braw; A. S. bræv; Engl. brow; Germ. brau], an eye-lid; brár (gen. sing.), Edda 15; brár (nom. pl.), 6; brám (dat. pl.), Vþm. 41; brá (gen. pl.), Ad. 5; cp. Baldrs-brá, Gull-brá, Ísl. ÞjóðS.: in poetry the eyes are called brú-tungl, -máni, -sól, -geisli, moon-, sun-beam of the brow; tears are brá-regn, -drift, rain of the brow; the head brá-völlr, field of the brow, etc., Lex. Poët.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
dat.
dative.
Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
gen.
genitive.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
nom.
nominative.
pl.
plural.
S.
Saga.
sing.
singular.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.

Works & Authors cited:

Ad.
Arinbjarnar-drápa. (A. III.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
Vþm.
Vafþrúðnis-mál. (A. I.)
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