Bú-ferli

Old Norse Dictionary - bú-ferli

Meaning of Old Norse word "bú-ferli" in English.

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

bú-ferli
n. household, in the phrase, fara búferli, or b. sínn, to move, change one’s household and home; Ólafr fór þangað b. sínu, Eg. 138, Fms. iii. 107: esp. live stock, Hallsteinn fór hit efra með búferli, Gullþ. 12; hafði hann með sér skulda-lið (people, family) ok b. (stock), Eb. 8: but sometimes the word is evidently used masc., an emigrant, mover of one’s household, cp. Róm-ferlar; en búferla (v. l. búferlar) eigu utan at fara þeir er ómögum sínum megu vörð um veita, Grág. ii. 409.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
esp.
especially.
l.
line.
masc.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.
þ.
þáttr.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Gullþ.
Gull-Þóris Saga. (D. II.)
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