Old Norse Dictionary - brunn-vaka

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

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

u, f. a third horn in the forehead of an ox with which he opened the ice during winter to get at the water; hit fjórða horn stóð ór enni, ok niðr fyrir augu honum, þat var b. hans, Ld. 120.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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