Búri

Old Norse Dictionary - búri

Meaning of Old Norse word "búri" in English.

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

búri
a, m. and búr-hvalr, m. a sort of whale, physiter macrocepbalus Sks. 177 B: for a popular superstition as to this whale v. Ísl. Þjóðs. i. 629.

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Ísl. Þjóðs.
Íslenzkar Þjóðsögur.
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
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