Býfur

Old Norse Dictionary - býfur

Meaning of Old Norse word "býfur" in English.

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

býfur
f. pl. the feet, with a notion of awkwardness; retta býfur, to stretch the legs out in an awkward manner; þar lá Kolfinnr son hennar, ok rétti býfur hölzti langar, Ísl. ii. 416: the passage Od. ix. 298—τανυσσάμενος δια μήλων—Egilsson in his rhymed translation renders graphically, ok meðal búfjár býfur rétti.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Od.
Odysseifs-kvæði, prose, 1829.
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