Byrsta

Old Norse Dictionary - byrsta

Meaning of Old Norse word "byrsta" in English.

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

byrsta Old Norse word can mean:

byrsta
t, [bursti], to furnish with bristles or spikes, Sks. 418; gulli byrstr, Fas. i. 184.
byrsta
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

Abbreviations used:

metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Finnb.
Finnboga Saga. (D. V.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Pass.
Passiu-Sálmar.
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