Bráð

Old Norse Dictionary - bráð

Meaning of Old Norse word "bráð" in English.

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

bráð Old Norse word can mean:

bráð
1. n. tar, pitch, Fms. viii. 217, Anecd. 60, Vm. 21, Sks. 28, Krók. 57; fúna undir bráðinu, Fær. 195.
bráð
2. f. (broþ, Bs. i. 341), denoting haste (cp. bráðr), but only used in adverb. phrases, í bráð, at the moment, Sturl. i. 58, Ld. 302, Bs. l. c.; bráð ok lengðar (mod. í bráð og lengd), now and ever, Fms. i. 281.
bráð
II. in many compds, meaning rash, sudden, hot.
bráð
COMPDS: bráðabugr, bráðafangs, bráðasótt, bráðaþeyr.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
adverb.
adverbially.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
l. c.
loco citato.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Anecd.
Anecdoton. (H. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fær.
Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Krók.
Króka Refs Saga. (D. V.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Vm.
Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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