Brjóst-björg

Old Norse Dictionary - brjóst-björg

Meaning of Old Norse word "brjóst-björg" (or brjóst-bjǫrg) in English.

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

brjóst-björg (brjóst-bjǫrg)
f. a breast-plate, Sks. 406.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, brjóst-björg may be more accurately written as brjóst-bjǫrg.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.

Works & Authors cited:

Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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