BragðaOld Norse Dictionary - bragða
Meaning of Old Norse word "bragða" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
bragða Old Norse word can mean:
- I. = braga, of light, Sks. 202 B.
- II. [Engl. to breathe], to give signs of life, of a new-born babe, of one swooning or dying; þá fæddi hón barnit, ok fanst eigi líf með, ok hér eptir bragðaði fyrir brjóstinu, i. e. the infant began to draw breath, Bs. i. 618, ii. 33; þat bragðar sem kvikt er, Þiðr. 114.
- III. to taste = bergja, freq. in mod. usage.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛅᚴᚦᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- frequent, frequently.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Þiðreks Saga. (G. I.)
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