Buðkr

Old Norse Dictionary - buðkr

Meaning of Old Norse word "buðkr" in English.

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

buðkr Old Norse word can mean:

buðkr
bauðkr, Art. 7, mod. contr. baukr, m. [a for. word derived from Gr. αποθήκη; mid. Lat. apotheca; Ital. bottega; Fr. boutique; O. H. G. buttick; mod. Germ. böttich; hence Germ. böttcher, Dan. bødker, mod. Icel. beykir = a cooper]:—a box, originallv a box to keep herbs and balsams in; tvá buðka með balsamum, Bs. i. 872, Mar. 43: buðkr nokkurr er húsfreyja átti, Glúm. 378, Stj. 215: Bauka-Jón, Pillbox-John, was a nickname given to a bishop in Icel. for having made money by dealing in medicine-boxes; kölluðu óvinir hans hann Bauka-Jón, sögðu hann hafa selt i smá-baukum, þat er hann léti sem væri dýrindi nokkur, Espol. Árb. 1685; hence prob. banka, q. v.
buðkr
COMPD: baukagröss.

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

Abbreviations used:

contr.
contracted.
Dan.
Danish.
for.
foreign.
Fr.
French in etymologies.
Germ.
German.
Gr.
Greek.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
Ital.
Italian.
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
mid. Lat.
middle Latin.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
prob.
probably.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Art.
Artus-kappa Sögur. (G. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fr.
Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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