Breiða

Old Norse Dictionary - breiða

Meaning of Old Norse word "breiða" in English.

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

breiða Old Norse word can mean:

breiða
1. dd, [Ulf. braidjan; Germ. breiten], to ‘broaden,’ unfold; b. feld á höfuð sér, to spread a cloak on the head, Nj. 164; b. út, to lay out for drying, Sd. 179, Ld. 290, Fbr. 17, chiefly of hay; b. völl and b. hey a völl, Jb. 193; b. e-t yfir e-n, to cover one in a thing, chiefly of the bed-clothes, Nj. 20, Fms. viii. 237; b. út hendr, to stretch out the hands, vii. 250, Th. 9; b. faðm, id., Rm. 16, Pass. 34. 2; b. borð (mod., b. á borð), to lay the cloth on the table, Bs. ii. 42.
breiða
2. u, f. a drift, flock, of snow, hay, or the like; also fjár-breiða, a flock of white sheep; ábreiða, a cover, etc.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
etc.
et cetera.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
Rm.
Rígsmál. (A. II.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Th.
Theophilus. (F. III.)
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