Búlki

Old Norse Dictionary - búlki

Meaning of Old Norse word "búlki" in English.

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

búlki Old Norse word can mean:

búlki
a, m., in mod. spelling bunki, heap [cp. a ship’s bunks]; this form occurs in the Hrokkinsk., a MS. of the 15th century, vide the references below; [cp. Engl. bulk, in the naut. phrase, to break bulk or begin to land a cargo]:—the cargo or freight of a ship; the allit. phrase, binda bulka, to bind bulk, shut the hold, just when the ship is bound for sea, and leysa b., to break bulk, when in harbour; fyrir framan or aptan búlka, the b. was, namely, in the middle of the ship, FmS. vi. 108, 378, 381, N. G. l. i. 340, 371, Eb. 196, Grág. i. 209, Nj. 134, FmS. ix. 145, 468, BS. i. 422, Fbr. 53.
búlki
COMPDS: búlkabrún, búlkastokkar, búlkast, búlkalegr.

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

Abbreviations used:

allit.
alliteration, alliterative.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
gl.
glossary.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
lit.
literally.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
naut.
nautical.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eb.
Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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