As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [cp. Fr. braise], fire, poët.,—an interesting mythol. word, now unknown in Icel., except in the adj. brís-heitr, fire-hot, used in the same connection as fun-heitr, q. v. In Norway brising is any beacon or bale-fire, e. g. Jonsoko-brising = the fire kindled on the 24th of June, (in the Alps called Johannis-feuer.) In olden times the necklace of Freyja was called Brísinga-men, n. the flame-necklace; it was said to be hidden in the deep sea; Loki and Heimdal fought at the rock Singa-stone for this necklace; this ancient legend was represented on the roof of the hall at Hjarðarholt, and treated in the poem Húsdrápa, Ld., Edda.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᛁᛋᛁᚾᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
- French in etymologies.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- mythology, mythologically.
- q. v.
- quod vide.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)