Brúð-bekkr

Old Norse Dictionary - brúð-bekkr

Meaning of Old Norse word "brúð-bekkr" in English.

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

brúð-bekkr
m. the bride’s bench; in old wedding feasts the bride and bridesmaids were seated on the bride’s bench, the bride in the middle; the ladies were seated on the pallr or þverpallr (the dais or ladies’ bench), turning their faces to look down the hall; the brúðbekkr was the seat of honour, and the central part of the dais; cp. the phrase, brúðr sat ‘a midjum palli,’ i. e. ‘á brúðbekk,’ Ld. 296, Sd. 151, Lv. 37, Ísl. ii. 250, Nj. 50; vide bekkr, pp. 56, 57.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sd.
Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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