As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- [qs. búi-sifjar, from búi, a neighbour], f. pl. relation between neighbours; góðar b., a good neighbourhood, Karl. 536; the phrase, veita e-m illar, þungar b., to be a bad neighbour, aggressive, Eg. 730, Fms. iii. 222; má vera at þá batni b. okkar, Fs. 31.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢ-ᛋᛁᚠᛁᛅᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
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