As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
breytni Old Norse word can mean:
- 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).
- 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
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Magus Saga. (G. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
- Snót, poems.
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