As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, to bow; in fishing for trout with nets people in Icel. say, buga fyrir, to draw the net round; but mostly used metaph. and in compds, vfir-buga, to bow down, subdue; 3rd pers. pret. reflex. bugusk, from an obsolete strong verb bjúga, baug, occurs in Eyvind, bugusk álmar, bows were bent, Fms. i. 49.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚴᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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