Grá-björnOld Norse Dictionary - grá-björn
Meaning of Old Norse word "grá-björn" (or grá-bjǫrn) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- grá-björn (grá-bjǫrn)
- m. a grey bear, opp. to white bear, Fb. i. 257, Fas. i. 51.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, grá-björn may be more accurately written as grá-bjǫrn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚱᛅ-ᛒᛁᚢᚱᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
- Flateyjar-bók (E. I.)