Fjör-brosa

Old Norse Dictionary - fjör-brosa

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjör-brosa" (or fjǫr-brosa) in English.

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

fjör-brosa (fjǫr-brosa)
n, f. a lovely smile; sumir menn mæla at móðir þín sé engi f., some people say that thy mother is no f., Mirm. 69.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, fjör-brosa may be more accurately written as fjǫr-brosa.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Mirm.
Mirmants Saga. (G. II.)
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