Brún-ölvi

Old Norse Dictionary - brún-ölvi

Meaning of Old Norse word "brún-ölvi" (or brún-ǫlvi) in English.

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

brún-ölvi (brún-ǫlvi)
adj. a word spelt in different ways, found in about three passageS. brúnölr, Bjarn. 62; brúnvolvi, Fb. i. 186; brúnvaulfi, iii. 357; brúnölvi, FmS. xi. 114; brúnölfr, Jómsv. S. 32 (Ed. 1824):—frowning, with a wolfish brow, look, [from brún and úlfr, a wolf.]

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, brún-ölvi may be more accurately written as brún-ǫlvi.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
n.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bjarn.
Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
Fb.
Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Jómsv. S.
Jómsvíkinga Saga. (E. I.)
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