As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. (akin to brjósk), properly brittle: b. leirpottr, a brittle earthen pot, Sks. 543; kerin b., Stell. 1. 72: chiefly metaph. in moral sense, weak, infirm; andinn er fús, en holdið er b. . Matth. xxvi. 41, Stj. 55, 248, Sks. 688. 13: in mod. writing often spelt with i.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛁᚢᛋᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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