Brenni-steinn

Old Norse Dictionary - brenni-steinn

Meaning of Old Norse word "brenni-steinn" in English.

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

brenni-steinn
(brennu-steinn, brenna-steinn), m. brimstone, sulphur, SkS. 391; Icel. sulphur mentioned in the 12th and 13th centuries, Arna b. S., D. I., H. E., etc.; b. logi, a sulphur lowe or flame, Rb. 336; b. vatn, a sulphur well, Stj. 91; b. þefr, a smell of brimstone, id.

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

Abbreviations used:

etc.
et cetera.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

D. I.
Diplomatarium Islandicum. (J. I.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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