Kvið-burðrOld Norse Dictionary - kvið-burðr
Meaning of Old Norse word "kvið-burðr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. [bera kvið], the verdict or delivery of the verdict of neighbours (búar), Grág. i. 54, 104, 168, Nj. 87, passim; þá berr norðr alla kviðburði = in that spot the verdict belongs to neighbours to be summoned in the north, referring to a battle fought on the northern slope of a wilderness, Ísl. ii. 347: metaph., ryðja menn ór kviðburðinum, to challenge men out of the k., i. e. to challenge the neighbours, Nj. 235.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚢᛁᚦ-ᛒᚢᚱᚦᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- i. e.
- id est.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)