Brosa

Old Norse Dictionary - brosa

Meaning of Old Norse word "brosa" in English.

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

brosa
brosti; pres. brosi; sup. irreg. brosat,—to smile; þá brosti Rútr, Nj. 35, Fms. ii. 197; b. at e-u, to smile at a thing; at því brosi ek, at …, id., Þórð. 26, Orkn. 374, Fms. v. 178; b. við, to smile in reply; Guðrún leit við honum ok brosti við, Ld. 246, Fms. v.. 359; b. lítinn þann, Lat. subridere, iv. 101.

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

Abbreviations used:

id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
irreg.
irregular.
Lat.
Latin.
n.
neuter.
pres.
present.
sup.
supine.
s. v.
sub voce.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Þórð.
Þórðar Saga hreðu. (D. V.)
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