As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
búr Old Norse word can mean:
- n. [Hel. bûr = habitaculum; A. S. bûr; Engl. bower; Scot. and North. E. byre; Germ. bauer], a word common to all Teut. idioms, and in the most of them denoting a chamber; this sense only occurs a few times in some of the old poems, esp. the VölS. kviður, and even only as an allit. phrase, Brynhildr í búri, Og. 18; björt í búri, Gkv. 2. 1: in prose now and then in translations of foreign romances, El. 22.
- 2. in Icel. only in the sense of larder, pantry (the North. E. and Scot. byre = cow-stall); this sense is very old, and occurs in Hallfred, FS. 89, where búri (not brúði) is the right reading, as the rhyme shews—’stæri’ ek brag, fyrir ‘búri;’ skellr nú lass fyrir búrin þeirra Reykdælanna, BS. i. 512. 601, Ld. 242; defined, búr þat er konur hafa matreiðu í, Grág. i. 459.
- β. a house where stores are kept = úti-búr, Nj. 74; now called skemma. In Icel. a game, in which children try to force open one’s closed hand, is called að fara í búr e-s, to get into one’s larder.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- alliteration, alliterative.
- A. S.
- North. E.
- Northern English.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
Works & Authors cited:
- Elis Saga. (G. II.)
- Guðrúnar-kviða. (A. II.)
- Oddrúnar-grátr. (A. II.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.