Búnaðr

Old Norse Dictionary - búnaðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "búnaðr" in English.

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

búnaðr Old Norse word can mean:

búnaðr
m., gen. ar, [búa.]
búnaðr
I. household, housekeeping, Bs. i. 76; reisa búnað—reisa bú, Sturl. iii. 106; færa b. sinn—fara búferli, to move one’s household, Jb. 288; búnaðar-maðr = búmaðr, O. H. l. 30; Búnaðar-bálkr, the name of the section in the code of law Jb. answering to the Landbrigða þáttr of the Grág., treating of household matters; and in mod. times the name of the very famous poem (of Eggert Olafsson), the Icel. ‘Georgics’ (marked Bb. in this Dict.)
búnaðr
II. dress, equipment, = búningr, Skálda 181, Fms. iv. 75, xi. 331; but esp. with the notion of ornaments in gold, silver, tapestry, Nj. 131, Eg. 701 (of a shield); altaris dúkr glitaðr með búnaði, Am. 95.
búnaðr
β. baggage, luggage, Bjarn. 19.
búnaðr
γ. a getting ‘boun’ (ready) for sea; in the naut. term, halda á búnaði sínum, Fms. ii. 254.

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

Abbreviations used:

gen.
genitive.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
mod.
modern.
esp.
especially.
v.
vide.
naut.
nautical.

Works & Authors cited:

Bb.
Búnaðar-bálkr.
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
O. H. L.
Ólafs Saga Helga Legendaria. (E. I.)
Sturl.
Sturlunga Saga. (D. I.)
Am.
Atla-mál. (A. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
Skálda
Skálda. (H. I.)
Bjarn.
Bjarnar Saga. (D. II.)
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