Bryðja

Old Norse Dictionary - bryðja

Meaning of Old Norse word "bryðja" in English.

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

bryðja
bruddi, brutt, no doubt qs. brytja, prop. to chop with the teeth, used of chewing biscuits or other hard brittle food: cp. provincial Ital. rottà, which is used in the very same sense, from Lat. rumpere, as bryðja comes from brjóta, brytja.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
Ital.
Italian.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
prop.
proper, properly.
qs.
quasi.
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