Brunn-migi

Old Norse Dictionary - brunn-migi

Meaning of Old Norse word "brunn-migi" in English.

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

brunn-migi
a, m. ‘mingens in puteum,’ a kind of hobgoblin who polluted the wells, Hálfs S. ch. 5. FaS. ii. 29, mentioned only here, and unknown to the present Icel. legends:—name of the fox, Edda (Gl.); cp. the proverb, skömm hundum, skitu refar í brunn karls, shame on the hounds, the foxes defiled the carl’s burn, FmS. vii. 21.

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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hálfs S.
Hálfs Saga. (C. II.)
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