Brúar-sporðr

Old Norse Dictionary - brúar-sporðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "brúar-sporðr" in English.

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

brúar-sporðr
m. [sporðr, the tail of a fish], tête-de-pont, Germ. brückenkopf, whereas the Icel. takes the metaphor from fishes touching the banks with their tails, Nj. 246, Bs. i. 17.

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

Abbreviations used:

Germ.
German.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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