As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
púsa Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. að, [Lat. and Fr.], to espouse, Str. 20, 21, 31, 65; láta púsa sik, K. Á. 120; púsa saman, H. E. i. 523, Fms. ix. 292; púsa konu manni, 293, x. 106: reflex., Str. 48. The word is now only used in the phrase, láta pússa sig, pússa saman; but it is slang, and cannot be said of gentlefolk.
- 2. u, f. [through French, from Lat. sponsa], a spouse, Fms. ix. 293, x. 106, Str. 3, 15, 16.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛋᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- French in etymologies.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Fritzner’s Dictionary, 1867.
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
- K. Á.
- Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
- Strengleikar. (G. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.