Bryggja

Old Norse Dictionary - bryggja

Meaning of Old Norse word "bryggja" in English.

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

bryggja Old Norse word can mean:

bryggja
u, f. [v. brú, Scot. brigg]
bryggja
1. a pier, landing-stage, gangway, D. I..)">Eg. 75, 530, Hkr. ii. 11, D. I..)">Ld. 190, Fms. i. 158, ix. 478, 503, xi. 102. The piers were movable, and were carried about in trading ships; hence such phrases as, skjóta bryggjum (skut-bryggja), to shoot out the gangway, for embarking or loading the ship.
bryggja
2. seldom = bridge, D. I. i. 404. In English local names, Stanfurðu-bryggja, Lundúna-bryggja, Stamford-bridge, London-bridge, Hkr., Fms. vi.
bryggja
COMPDS: bryggjubúð, bryggjufótr, bryggjuker, bryggjulægi, bryggjumangari, bryggjusporðr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
Scot.
Scottish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
D. I.
Diplomatarium Islandicum. (J. I.)
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