Bringa

Old Norse Dictionary - bringa

Meaning of Old Norse word "bringa" in English.

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

bringa Old Norse word can mean:

bringa
u, f., Lat. sternum, the chest (brjóst, pectus), Nj. 24, Eb. 182, Eg. 719: the phrase, e-m skýtr skelk í bringu, one gets frightened, Eg. 49, Fb. i. 418.
bringa
β. the breast-piece, brisket, Stj. 310. Exod. xxx. 27, = bringu-kollr.
bringa
γ. metaph. a soft grassy slope, hence Gull-bringur, the golden slopes, whence Gullbringu sýsla in Icel.
bringa
COMPDS: bringubein, bringubreiðr, bringukollr, bringusár, bringuteinar.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Lat.
Latin.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
Back