Brautingi

Old Norse Dictionary - brautingi

Meaning of Old Norse word "brautingi" in English.

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

brautingi
a, m. a beggar, tramp, Hbl. 6, FmS. ii. 73: the proverb, bráð eru brautingja erindi, the tramp cannot afford delay, FaS. ii. 262, cp. Hm. 2; the poor had in old times to go from house to house; cp. göngu-maðr, föru-maðr; therefore misery and tramping are synonymous, e. g. válaðr, miseria; cp. A. S. vædl = ambitus:—not till the establishment of Christianity were poor-rates and other legal provisions made for the poor.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hbl.
Harbarðs-ljóð. (A. I.)
Hm.
Hává-mál. (A. I.)
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