Fóst-bróðir

Old Norse Dictionary - fóst-bróðir

Meaning of Old Norse word "fóst-bróðir" in English.

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

fóst-bróðir Old Norse word can mean:

fóst-bróðir
m. a foster-brother:
fóst-bróðir
1. prop. of men brought up together, brothers in arms, and the like; Arinbjörn hersir var f. Eireks konungs, Eg. 401, Fs. 121, 139, Fms. x. 226, Ísl. ii. 219; frændr ok fóstbræðr, Fs. 120, 122; þeir vóru vænligir menn ok görðusk fóstbræðr (brothers in arms) Ingimundar, 13, 15, 16, 19, 24, passim.
fóst-bróðir
2. a sworn brother, = eiðbróðir, pledged by the rite of blending blood together (vide bróðir), Gísl., Fbr., passim: hence Fóstbræðra-saga, u, f. the name of the history (but the name is mod.); fóstbræðra-lag, n. a foster-brotherhood, Eg. 116. 165, Fms. vii. 25, passim:—sworn brotherhood, sverjask í f., Fms. iii. 213, cp. esp. Gísl., Fbr.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
prop.
proper, properly.
cp.
compare.
esp.
especially.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Fs.
Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
Fbr.
Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
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