As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- [Dan. buse; Swed. busa = to gush], to gush, a defect, verb, occurs only twice or thrice, viz. in pres. sing. býss, Ó. H. (in a verse), busti (pret. sing.), gushed, of blood, Hkv. 2.8; of tears, Edda (append.) 217: the infin. never occurs, and the word is never used in prose.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛋᛁᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Helga-kviða Hundingsbana. (A. II.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)
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