Bretta

Old Norse Dictionary - bretta

Meaning of Old Norse word "bretta" in English.

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

bretta
tt. [brattr], to turn upwards; b. halann, Hkv. Hjörv. 20; cp. bera halann bratt: in mod. use of the clothes, sleeves, etc., to fold up; b. nefið, brýrnar: hence brettur, f. pl. comical contortions of the face.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
pl.
plural.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Hkv.
Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
Hkv. Hjörv.
Helga-kviða Hjörvarðssonar. (A. II.)
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