As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
brúsi Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m. a buck, he-goat, Edda (Gl.): name of a giant, Fms. iii. 214. In Norway (Ivar Aasen), a lock of hair on the forehead of animals is called ‘bruse.’ In Icel.
- α. an earthen jar, to keep wine or spirits in (cp. Scot. greybeard, Scott’s Monastery, ch. 9), no doubt from their being in the shape of a bearded head. This has given rise to the pretty little poem of Hallgrím called Skeggkarlsvísur, Skyldir erum við Skeggkarl tveir, a comparison between Man and Greybeard (Skeggkarl = Beard-carle); cp. leir-brúsi = brúsi; flot-brúsi, Hym. 26.
- β. a bird, columbus maximus, called so in the north of Icel., but else heimbrini, Eggert Itin. § 556.
- II. a pr. name of a man, Landn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚱᚢᛋᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Ivar Aasen
- Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
- Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
- Landnáma. (D. I.)
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