Búfjár-hagar

Old Norse Dictionary - búfjár-hagar

Meaning of Old Norse word "búfjár-hagar" in English.

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

búfjár-hagar
m. pl. the pasture fields on an estate, esp. the home-pastures or closes, used daily for the home cattle, and opp. to afréttr, q. v.: hence the phrase in Nj., ríða upp ór b., denoting a pale of about three or four miles, 34; í b., within the pale of the b., Glúm. 355. Eb. 54.

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
opp.
opposed.
pl.
plural.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Glúm.
Víga-Glúms Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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