Brynja

Old Norse Dictionary - brynja

Meaning of Old Norse word "brynja" in English.

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

brynja Old Norse word can mean:

brynja
u, f. [Ulf. brynio; A. S. burn; Hel. bry-nio; O. H. G. brunja; Swed. brynja; Dan. brynie]:—a coat of mail, in olden times woven of rings (hringa-brynja, ring-mail), hence in poetry called hring-skyrta, a chain-mail sark or shirt, with epithets such as ‘iron sewed, knit, woven,’ and the like, Lex. Poët.: the breast-plate, spanga-brynja (FmS. vii. 264, viii. 95, 388), is of later date, viz. of the time of the Crusades and the following ages, vide FmS. i. 43, ii. 309, iv. 65, vi. 410, 411, vii. 45, 46, viii. 403, xi. 137, v. 1. etc. etc., BS. i. 526, 528, 624.
brynja
COMPDS: brynjubítr, brynjubönd, brynjuhattr, brynjuhálsbjörg, brynjuhringr, brynjulauss, brynjumeistari, brynjurokkr.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
Dan.
Danish.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
Hel.
Heliand.
l.
line.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
v.
vide.
viz.
namely.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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