Byrla

Old Norse Dictionary - byrla

Meaning of Old Norse word "byrla" in English.

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

byrla
að, [A. S. byreljan and byrljan; whence the word is probably borrowed]:—to wait upon, with dat., esp. to hand the ale at a banquet, (answering to bera öl, FS. 121); stóð þar upp Snjófrið dóttir Svása, ok byrlaði ker mjaðar fullt konungi, FmS. x. 379, Hkr. i. 102; hann setti annan mann til at b. sér, Post. 656 C. 32: metaph., hann byrlar optliga eitr sinnar slægðar mannkyninu, FmS. ii. 137: to fill the cup, síðan byrlar hann í hornin, FaS. ii. 550: in mod. use, to mix a beverage, esp. in bad sense, by putting poison in it.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
dat.
dative.
esp.
especially.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
mod.
modern.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
Post.
Postula Sögur. (F. III.)
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