Breytni

Old Norse Dictionary - breytni

Meaning of Old Norse word "breytni" in English.

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

breytni Old Norse word can mean:

breytni
f. change; göra b. á um e-t, to make an alteration in a thing, Fas. iii. 155, Mag. 5, Fs. 98; b. í klæðnaði, fashion, n. G. L. iii. 262: new fashion, Grág. i. 338; ný-breytni, Snót 68; hann kvaðst eigi nenna enn um sinn at hafa þessa b., he said that he was not yet minded to, viz. to be baptized, Fs. 77, Nj. 13 (shape, nature).
breytni
2. in mod. usage chiefly moral conduct, acting; eptir-breytni, imitation.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
L.
Linnæus.
viz.
namely.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Mag.
Magus Saga. (G. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Snót
Snót, poems.
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