Bugr

Old Norse Dictionary - bugr

Meaning of Old Norse word "bugr" in English.

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

bugr Old Norse word can mean:

bugr
m. pl. ir, a bowing, winding; so Icel. call the bight or bend of a river, brook, creek, or the like; renna í bugum, to fiow in bights, hence ár-bugr, lækjar-bugr: the bight (inside) of a ring, finger, bow-string, etc.; í bug hringinum, Eg. 306; b. fingranna, Sturl. i. 189; grípa í bug snærum, poët. to grip the bight of the bow-string, Jd. 27: the scythe has þjó-bugr, q. v.: the concave side of the sails, sá af landi í bug allra seglanna, Fms. vii. 94: a curve, disorder, of a line of men or ships (in battle), rétta þann bug, er á var orðinn flotanum, i. 174; hence the phrase, aka e-m á bug, vide aka; vinda (göra) bráða-bug að e-u, to make haste, Grett. 98 A: á bug, Scot. abeigh (aloof), Úlf. 3. 27; mein-bugir, impediments.
bugr
β. convexity; b. jarðar, Rb. 468, unusual in this sense.

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

Abbreviations used:

etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
pl.
plural.
poët.
poetically.
q. v.
quod vide.
Scot.
Scottish.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grett.
Grettis Saga. (D. II.)
Jd.
Jómsvíkinga-drápa. (A. III.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Úlf.
Úlfars-rímur.
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
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