Brúða

Old Norse Dictionary - brúða

Meaning of Old Norse word "brúða" in English.

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

brúða
u, f. a doll, puppet, FmS. xi. 309; stól-brúða (literally chair-bride), the pillar in carved work on the side of an old-fashioned chair; in Fbr. 98 the head of Thor was carved on the chair; Gríma kona Gamla átti stól einn mikinn, en á brúðum stólsins var skorinn Þórr, ok var þat mikit líkneski, cp. the classical passage Eb. ch. 4; var hár hennar bundit við stólbrúðurnar, Bárð. 175 (in the vellum MS. distinctly bruðrnar UNCERTAIN): a distinction in form and inflexion is always made between brúðr, a bride, and brúða, puppet; hence the saying, ‘to sit like a brúða,’ i. e. motionless, not stirring a limb; bláum skrýddr skrúða, skikkanlegri en brúða, more quiet than a b., Sig. Pét. 229; the sense of κόρη and νύμφη in Greek is analogouS.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
f.
feminine.
i. e.
id est.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Bárð.
Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Sig. Pét.
Sigurðr Pétrsson.
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