Brekka

Old Norse Dictionary - brekka

Meaning of Old Norse word "brekka" in English.

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

brekka Old Norse word can mean:

brekka
u, f. [Swed. and Engl. brink], a slope, Orkn. 244, Eg. 766, Gísl. 33, Glúm. 395; b. brún, the edge of a slope, Sturl. ii. 75; hvel, Sks. 64, freq. in local names in Icel.: as a law term, the hill where public meetings were held and laws promulgated, etc., hence the phrase, leiða í brekku, to proclaim a bondsman free; ef þræli er gefit frelsi, ok er hann eigi leiddr í lög eðr b., Grág. i. 358.
brekka
COMPDS: brekkubrún, brekkumegin.

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

Abbreviations used:

Engl.
English.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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