As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- búðar-vörðr (búðar-vǫrðr)
- or búðar-verðr, m. [verðr = cibus], the cooking and stewardship in a vessel, work which the crew was bound to do in turn day by day; cooking and dairy work was thought unworthy to be the sole business of a man, and therefore the sailors were obliged to take it turn about, cp. Eb. 194, 196, 220:—metaph. meat, meal, eigi hafða ek þina veðra … mér til búðarvarðar, the rams of thy flock I have not eaten, Stj. 181. Gen. xxxi. 38; lofa mér at búa þér búðarvörð, ‘let me set a morsel of bread before thee,’ in the Engl. v., Stj. 493. 1 Sam. xxviii. 22; ráða til b., to prepare for a meal, Fms. v. 287, viii. 357; honum þótti þar gott til blaut-fisks ok búðarvarðar, Bs. i. 853, D. n. i. 311, ii. 16, Fas. ii. 209.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, búðar-vörðr may be more accurately written as búðar-vǫrðr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚦᛅᚱ-ᚢᚢᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- D. N.
- Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.