Far-borði

Old Norse Dictionary - far-borði

Meaning of Old Norse word "far-borði" in English.

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

far-borði
a, m. a ship’s board or bulwark above water when loaded, cp. Grág. ii. 399; hence the metaph. phrase, sjá (or leita) sér farborða, to take precautions, so as to get safe and sound out of a danger, Fms. vi. 430, vii. 142, v. l.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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