Brúsi

Old Norse Dictionary - brúsi

Meaning of Old Norse word "brúsi" in English.

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

brúsi Old Norse word can mean:

brúsi
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.
brúsi
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.
brúsi
β. a bird, columbus maximus, called so in the north of Icel., but else heimbrini, Eggert Itin. § 556.
brúsi
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

Abbreviations used:

Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
ch.
chapter.
cp.
compare.
Scot.
Scottish.
n.
neuter.
pr.
proper, properly.

Works & Authors cited:

Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Ivar Aasen
Ivar Aasen’s Dictionary, 1850.
Itin.
Itinerarium or Travels of Eggert Ólafsson, 1772.
Landn.
Landnáma. (D. I.)
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