Bú-verk

Old Norse Dictionary - bú-verk

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

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

bú-verk
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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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