As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
byrsta Old Norse word can mean:
- t, [bursti], to furnish with bristles or spikes, Sks. 418; gulli byrstr, Fas. i. 184.
- 2. metaph. the phrase, b. sik or byrstask, to raise the bristles, to shew anger, Fms. ii. 174, Finnb. 248, Pass. 26. I.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚱᛋᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
- Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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