As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. dairy work in the morning and evening, milking, churning, and the like, Fs. 72; vinna heima b. með móður sinni (as a taunt), Fas. iii. 595; hence búverka, að, to do the dairy work; búverka-tími, a, m. the time, morning and evening, when dairy work is to be done: in the Grág. i. 147 búverk means generally every kind of household work, but esp. the lower part of it.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢ-ᚢᛁᚱᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
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