Fjör-brot

Old Norse Dictionary - fjör-brot

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

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

fjör-brot (fjǫr-brot)
n. pl. the death-struggle, esp. of wild beasts, Fær. 49, Fm. 21, Bs. i. 345: Norse, a taking of life, manslaughter, n. G. l. i. 156.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fm.
Fafnis-mál. (A. II.)
Fær.
Færeyinga Saga. (E. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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