Brot-fall

Old Norse Dictionary - brot-fall

Meaning of Old Norse word "brot-fall" in English.

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

brot-fall Old Norse word can mean:

brot-fall
n. [Ormul. broþþ-fall], an epileptic fit; the spelling in the Ormulum shews the true etymology, viz. bróð-fall or bráð-fall, a sudden fall; brot- is an etymologizing blunder, 544. 39; féll sveinninn niðr ok hafði brotfall, 655 xxx; hann görði sér órar, ok lét sem hann félli í brotfall, Landn. (Hb.) 214, Bs. i. 335, 317, 120, where spelt brottfall.
brot-fall
COMPD: brotfallssótt.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
n.
neuter.
Ormul.
Ormulum.
viz.
namely.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Hb.
Hauks-bók. (H. IV.)
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
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