Bráðr

Old Norse Dictionary - bráðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "bráðr" in English.

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

bráðr Old Norse word can mean:

bráðr
adj., neut. brátt, [Swed. bråd; Dan. brad; cp. bráð], sudden, hasty: the allit. law phrase, b. bani, a sudden, violent death, Nj. 99, Fms. v. 289, Sks. 585 (of suicide); b. atburðr, a sudden accident, Fms. x. 328: metaph. hot-tempered, eager, rash, bráð er barn-æskan (a proverb), Am. 75; b. barns-hugir, id., Bev. Fr.; b. í skaplyndi, Nj. 16, Hm. 21; þú hefir verið hölzi b. (too eager, too rash), í þessu máli, Vápn. 13; b. ok ákafr, rash and headlong, Fms. ix. 245; b. hestr, a fiery horse, Bs. i. 743.
bráðr
II. brátt, bráðum, and bráðan used adverb., soon, shortly; þá var brátt drukkinn einmenningr, Eg. 551; brátt fanst þat á, it could soon be seen that …, 147; vánu bráðara (Lat. spe citius), (mod., vonum b.), very soon, in a very short time, Fms. xi. 115; sem bráðast, as soon as possible, the sooner the better, Eg. 534: the phrase, e-t berr bráðum (or bráðan) at, a thing happens of a sudden, with the notion of surprise, 361; en öllum féllusk hendr (i. e. were startled), at bráðan bar at, as it came so suddenly, Hkr. ii. 152, cp. Orkn. 50.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
allit.
alliteration, alliterative.
cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
lit.
literally.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
neut.
neuter.
s. v.
sub voce.
Swed.
Swedish.
v.
vide.
adverb.
adverbially.
i. e.
id est.
Lat.
Latin.
mod.
modern.

Works & Authors cited:

Am.
Atla-mál. (A. II.)
Bev.
Bevus Saga. (G. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Vápn.
Vápnfirðinga Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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