Brúnn

Old Norse Dictionary - brúnn

Meaning of Old Norse word "brúnn" in English.

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

brúnn
adj. [A. S. brún; Germ. braun], brown, Hkr. iii. 81, FaS. iii. 336; brún klæði, black dress, of the dress of a divine, BS. i. 800: ‘svartr’ is never used of a horse, but brúnn, dark-brown, whereas a bay is jarpr, Nj. 167, Grett. 122 A, BS. i. 670, cp. Sturl. ii. 32; a black horse is called Brúnn, a mare Brúnka; dökk-brúnn, rauð-brúnn, dark-brown, red-brown, etc. The word is not much in use.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
Germ.
German.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
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