Brek

Old Norse Dictionary - brek

Meaning of Old Norse word "brek" in English.

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

brek Old Norse word can mean:

brek
n. a law term, a fraudulent purchase of land, liable to the lesser outlawry, Grág. ii. 241, 242: hence the proverb, sá hafi b. er beiðist, let him have b. that bids for it, i. e. volenti non fit injuria, Grett. 135 new Ed., Fas. iii. 202.
brek
2. pl. freaks, chiefly of children; að barna þinna brekum skalt | brosa ei né skemtan halt, Húst. 49.

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

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.
n.
neuter.
l.
line.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Húst.
Hús-tafla.
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